Natasha Giles Art

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Vesta 5

Vesta 5

Cornerstone

Cornerstone

Firebird 6

Firebird 6

Biography

Creating has been my primary form of expression all my life but for too long I’ve taken a back seat and shied away from sharing my thoughts, opinions and what I create. I would love to help other timid and quiet voices of any age and background to discover their inner gift and express themselves because it’s a beautiful thing. So many people I’ve spoken to have reinforced that idea: being able to create something tangible yourself, from the heart and with meaning, is pure magic. People’s eyes light up with wonder, a reflection of what we are all capable of doing: lighting each other up to feel a bit better about ourselves and the world around us.

I aim to keep my art naturally evolving and moving into different forms over time, and it’s important to me to allow that to happen in its own way and time.

inspiration

Nature, rhythm, exploring, learning, stories, history, mythology, esoteric themes, art for health and wellbeing, emotional and relational development – how art of all forms brings people together and raises important questions. Abstraction, surrealism, romanticism, expressionism, outsider art.
Discovering and studying lesser known artists, those that have been marginalised in the past - their stories as well as their work is inspiring to me. I look for storytelling and energy in paint, form and texture.
I love it when I create a piece and someone else sees something fresh and personal to them in it, I see from yet another perspective. At shows I have enjoyed talking to children about creating abstracts, they are so open and keen to talk about it and how they paint. It makes me feel reinvigorated and have deeper belief in art.

medium

I primarily use ink and liquid watercolour for experimenting with tools and techniques in an abstract wet-on-wet process, that I’ve been developing since 2019.
Over lockdowns I played with further mixed media: acrylic, gouache and pretty much any paint and surface I could find to hand, though paper and board are my current go-to’s, much of it is re-purposed.
Overall, colour and texture is more important to me than the medium I choose. All my work is intuitive from start to finish, from the colours, tools, subjects, to the titles chosen when works are completed. I have also tried making pigments from the garden from flowers, and used fire ash mixed with heavy acrylic. I’ve even painted in tomato puree (!) however I only sell to the public what will stand the test of time.