I am a local artist. I studied art at The Isle of man College, gaining a GNVQ, A levels and an HND before taking a departure from art to work in the finance sector. I have maintained art as a hobby and have recently started selling my pictures and working on commissions. My art focuses mostly on ceramics and ink and marker drawings. My main influences throughout all mediums are pattern, texture and colour and my main subject is the beautiful Island that I am proud to call home.
The last year has been a very busy one for me as I have been developing my landscape style, entering exhibitions and art competitions, including a competition to have one of my designs used on t-shirts for the traditional boat weekend 4 -6th August in Peel, building my website www.natalienortonart.co
The beauty with art is nothing stays quite the same. With every drawing or piece of clay I discover something new, it’s an ever changing creature. This is also what I love about commissions and entering exhibitions. They make you look for ideas within a theme you might not normally consider. I can’t imagine a time when I don’t create in some way and look forward to further experiments with different mediums as well as working on ideas for my next solo exhibition.