I Looooove to spread the news about a wonderful artist. Ladies and Gentlemen, ... Natalie Sharar.
I met Natalie through her very popular blog Anthropologie Addict, .... she is quite the stylista, .... there are not many people that I would trust to dress me from head to toe, but if Natalie ever becomes a stylist, I will become a faithful customer. .... Not sure how likely that is to happen, Natalie's art may take her into another direction.
This painting is one of my very very favorites.... love the eyes.
Natalie began to paint when she was about four years old, she vividly remembers making up stories, flip books, and illustrating them for her Mother and having the best drawing of a bunny in third grade (smile). She really started to paint seriously in high school and is being classically trained in college at Riverside Community.
Like many artist her influences are wide and varied, but the artists who influence her the most are Michael Hussar, Odd Nerdrum, and Lucien Frued. When you check them out you'll see that they all, like Natalie, express themselves strongly through portraits and in oil.
If you are a long time follower of The Style Shepherd Blog, you already know that I'm very interested in the 'creative process', so of course I asked Natalie about her process:
"I set up my paint and my eyes and hands do the rest of the work for me..my ipod helps too."
If only all of our inspiration came so simply ... it would change the world.
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SPECIAL FOR THE STYLE SHEPHERD FLOCK:
This week's giveaway is a brand new copy of the DVD 'Valentino, The Last Emperor'. To participate and win this week, you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd and leave a comment with a link to your favorite artist. That artist, may be a jewelry designer, a painter, sculptor, architect or writer... an artist of any kind.
As always, this giveaway is open to everyone, but be forewarned that this DVD is formatted to zone 1 (all of North America). DVD Region Code
Comments that will be entered in the drawing (by random.org) must be entered by Saturday January 9th, 2010 11:59 PM, EST, and the winner will be announced on Sunday January 10, 2010.