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 profession as a fine art painter in my twenties, exhibiting work at numerous galleries across 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, publishing companies, and businesses 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 communicate the magic and mystery of the natural world through my paintings, and my work is often inspired by the seasons I consider the most beautiful and evocative; Autumn and Winter. I love the countryside and coast, 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 Suffolk coast. The wilder and more desolate the beach, the better! 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 these items another life as a treasured work of art. I am fascinated by the stories of these objects; what they were once a part of 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: natashanewton.com/shop
I also share behind-the-scenes studio vlogs on my new YouTube channel: youtube.com/natashanewtonartillustration