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Natasha Barnes

Is a South African artist and has been painting since the age of seven.

Her natural talent and pure passion for painting has led this self-taught artist to develop a profound style, exhibiting expressionism, colour and movement.  Her paintings are inspirations found in her travels and the love for the rich images surrounding her life.

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After completing school, she studied Cordon Bleu cookery and worked as a cookery editor and food stylist for a leading South African Magazine, before opening her own cookery school. During her cookery 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 and paint professionally. Natasha became a professional artist in 1998.

Natasha paints in water based mediums, the paint application is thick and sometimes textured. Her subject dictates the flow of the paint.  Her love for sumi-e brushwork can sometimes be seen in her watercolours.

Abstracts, Cats, African landscape and Flowers provide endless inspiration; they are absorbed in the mind and transferred to the canvas without looking at the subject.

Her work can be found in corporate and private collections around the world and has been exhibited extensively in the UK, America and the Middle East.  Exploring new ideas and experimenting with creative thought ensures that Natasha’s paintings grow with her passion to enjoy a long and fruitful career.  Natasha’s work is currently published world-wide in open and limited editions by International print publishers.  She has done work for Hallmark cards and her paintings are currently decorating the set of two of Africa’s most loved Television productions.


1999               Abu Dhabi Autumn Fair
1999/08         Birmingham Spring Fair
1999/03         Birmingham Autumn Fair
2000/08         New York Artexpo
2000               Atlanta Décor Show
2001               6th Sense Show, London
2001/02/08   Dubai Spring Fair
2003               Decorex, South Africa
2007               Las Vegas Artexpo
2008               Toronto Artexpo

Art Shows

1995/02          Art in the Park, South Africa
2000/03          Affordable art show London
2001                Ideal Home show London
2003                Battersea Fine Art Fare
2001/03          Will’s Art Warehouse
2007               Gateshead Art Fair, UK
2008               Heritage arts festival

private exhibitions

2000              Apples and Pears Gallery, Preston, UK
2001              Little Louvre Art Gallery, South Africa
2002              Rubens Gallery Leeds, UK
Pictures Plus, Maui, Hawaii
2003              Décor and Decaf Gallery, South Africa
Outrigger Hotel, Maui, Hawaii
2005              Rainyday Gallery, Penzance England
2006/07/08   Lisa Wendt Gallery JHB
2006              Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2007              Zuva Gallery, Arizona
2008              The Lindsay Gallery

12 Items

12 Items