Natasha Barnes

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Natasha Barnes is a South African born artist and has been painting since the age of seven.  Her natural talent and pure passion for painting has led her to develop a profound style, exhibiting expressionism, colour and movement.  Her paintings are inspirations found in her travels and the love for the rich African landscapes surrounding her life.  Apart from a few art lessons as a child, Natasha has had no formal art training.  After completing school, she studied at the Cordon Bleu Culinary School and worked as a culinary editor and food stylist for a leading South African magazine before opening her own culinary school.  During these years Natasha painted part time and exhibited extensively in South Africa.  Her love for the brush finally led to the decision to give up everything else and to paint full time.  She enjoys pure watercolours and acrylics, often mixing the two.  Her subject matter dictates the flow of paint.

 

Natasha’s work is found in galleries thoughout South Africa and has been exhibited in the UK, America and the Middle East.