A self-taught artist from Michigan, Natasha comes from a family of artists, including the famous painter, Georgia O’Keefe. She began drawing at an early age when her interest in geeks and crime fighting birthed her obsession for superhero comic books. First copying the art of others, and then creating her own characters, Natasha’s childhood love for the fantastical world fueled her passion for pop art.
As a teenager, she became inspired by Gustav Klimt, Takashi Murakami, and Tim Burton and planned for a career as an artist and animator for Disney. She is perhaps best known for her whimsical landscapes and the popular, award-winning series, “Jeweled Trees,” the series that propelled her into a professional career.
She is a juried member of EBSQ and Self Representing Artists. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the 2008 Artists and Graphic Designers Market Book, the New York Time’s Bestseller and Wall Street Journal Bestseller ”Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk, and “Fans, Friends and Followers” by Scott Kirsner. The A&E Channel, NBC News, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Lifetime Channel, the Ritz-Carlton gallery in Los Angeles, Leo Laporte’s TWiT, and Ford have shown Natasha’s work. She is also an Abrakadoodle Artist of Distinction.
In addition to her painting and the development of a new children’s book, Natasha writes regularly at her official blog, Fresh Gloss, and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences about art, social media, self-promotion, and motivational topics.