My name is Natalie - Nice to meet you!

I'm an artist and mom by day, monster wrangler by night. I've been drawing and painting creatures and quirky characters since the days of bedtime stories. I knew from an early age that I wanted to pursue an art career.

While in college, studying to get my BFA in illustration, I dreamed of someday becoming a children's book author and illustrator. My art has been published in magazines, I have won awards, I've had gallery shows, but I'm still on the quest to bring all of my wild imaginings to life in a children's book(s).

I worked many years as a marketing and art director. I switched careers and became an art teacher and have always had a side hustle, painting private commissions. Most of my commissions are paintings of beautiful, furry little creatures for their owners. 

In a nut shell, I'm a world-traveling, animal-loving, people-admiring, activist, artist and mom of four powered by curiosity and caffeine.

Thank you for stopping by!