Born and raised in Northern California, Natalie grew up horseback competing in shows, gymkhanas, and rodeos all thru school and beyond. Joining the FFA horse judging team in high school left an impression on her and sparked a love for well-built horses that would eventually help her art career. After school, Natalie met and married her husband Gabe and together they have two sons and a small herd of beef cattle.
Natalie started her art journey accidentally after taking a ceramic sculpting class, mostly as a way to get out of the house. After finding a love in art she quickly started trying new mediums until ultimately landing on Pastel and color pencils as her main choice.
Now she spends her days creating pieces that represent the Western way of life she is fortunate enough to see every day in her community.
My pieces are a way for me to keep the tradition of our Western way of life alive at the forefront. The hard work and beauty of the horsemen and women's way of life provide endless references that will hopefully leave the viewer in awe.