Natasha NewtoN Art & Illustration
I'm an artist and illustrator living in two beautiful locations; Suffolk with its vast skies and seascapes, and Surrey, the most densely-wooded county in the UK. Perfect for a painter inspired by nature! After a lifelong interest in art, I started my career as a fine art painter in my twenties, exhibiting work at numerous galleries throughout the UK and overseas. Illustration was something that seemed to find me. As my work gained a following online, I found I was frequently contacted by art directors and publishing companies who hired me to work on various projects - and so the illustration side of my business was born. Commissions have included work for Random House and Quarto books, several magazines, and the printing company Moo, among others. Please visit the Press page to see some examples of these projects and features.
I try to convey the magic and mystery of the natural world through my paintings, and my work is often inspired by Autumn and Winter, the seasons I consider the most beautiful and evocative. I love spending time walking in the countryside, visiting National Trust properties and exploring old buildings or towns; anywhere that gives me a strong sense of nostalgia and history. One of my favourite pastimes is beach combing along the wild and sometimes desolate beaches of the Suffolk coast. The pieces of sea glass and beach pottery I find, beautifully tumbled by the waves and the passage of time, have found their way into my work. I select certain pieces to paint on, giving them a new life as treasured works of art. I’m fascinated by the stories of these shards of glass and ceramic, the object they once were and the past life they had, before they were washed up on to the shoreline and into my hands.
My online shop where you can buy original artwork and signed prints can be found here.
I regularly share my process and inspirations via my new YouTube channel.