Her early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told her, she had no talent. She worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.
Nathalie regained confidence in her creativity and spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. She worked in art journals and on canvases, incorporating collage and found objects. Her projects have been published in several art, craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed media books. Nathalie has taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 she was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.
Since 2006 Nathalie taught workshops in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Australia, Israel, Malaysia and online. Since Spring 2015 she is teaching Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In March 2016 she released four Acrylic Paint workshop DVD’s with ArtistNetwork TV (Colorful Foundations, Mediums Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining, and Creating Texture Canvases) In Nathalie’s workshops she shares what she knows about tools, supplies and techniques, with the goal of helping each student unlock his/her personal creativity.
Nathalie’s artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils), Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and stencil sets) and ArtFoamies (foam stamps). Her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores. From September 2014 until October 2105 she was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex.