Natasha Newton Art & Illustration
I'm a full-time artist and illustrator, originally from Suffolk on the east coast of England. I now divide my time between Suffolk and the beautiful county of Surrey, where I'm in the process of renovating my new home and studio. I gain most of the ideas and inspiration for my work during regular walks along the beach, and through the heath lands, fields, and forests that surround me. The landscape of the Peak District National Park is also a major source of inspiration for my work, and I try to visit as often as I can.
My paintings are created in acrylic on canvas, and in watercolour, gouache, and ink on paper, as I enjoy the versatility of water-based media. I work from dark to light, applying the paint to the canvas in thin layers, while allowing each application to remain partially visible through the subsequent layers. This method of working gives the paintings a wonderful richness and depth of tone.
My work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and overseas, and selected several times for major shows including The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Society of Women Artists, and the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, all held at the Mall Galleries, London. Alongside gallery shows, I sell a selection of original paintings and prints through my online shop on Etsy and my website. My paintings are now in collections in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Commissions have included creating work for publishing companies such as Random House and Quarto, various magazines, and the printing company Moo. I've also worked on CD cover illustration, business branding and logo design, alongside numerous private painting commissions. My art has been featured in Swedish magazines Elle Decoration and Family Living; UK magazines Breathe, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, and Resurgence & Ecologist; Dutch magazine Flow; and Danish magazine Hendes Verden. My work was used as the cover art for a series of five books by Jorge Bucay, and you can also find it in the books Just Add Watercolour, Rock Art, and 365 Nature. For more details, please see the press page.
If you'd like to contact me to discuss a painting or commission, or if you would like to stock my work in your shop or gallery, please send an email via the contact page. Thank you!