As a child I remember I was fond of drawing pictures of animals, using the bright colours of felt pens to add life to my illustrations. Growing up into adulthood and then being a busy mother, I never managed to find time in the day to really explore art further.
As my children grew up, I started to find I had spare moments in the day free and felt the need to express my creative side. I revisited my childhood with simple sketches of animals and then found myself inspired to draw landscapes. I felt I wanted to bring these pictures alive so I started to explore different ways to paint, first with a brush and then palette knife. This really gave me the lift I needed and soon I found my works were becoming bigger and more ambitious.
I desired to know more about different mediums of art and explored working with geodes, glass painting and then different fabrics. Several of my friends requested that I create custom clothing for them and I have finished several bags, dresses, trousers and jackets which look bright and colourful.
With all this delightful art starting to fill up my home rapidly, I began to sell my works online. I have found that Etsy is the most popular place for my art to sell, but I also sell through my own website and regularly publish images of my works on Instagram and Facebook.
In 2020 during the pandemic, I was lucky enough to have my largest piece of art (a whole wall of my house) featured in a UK national newspaper.
I continue to find inspiration each day in nature and the beauty of the world around me, and I look forward to each spare moment I can find in the day to create something new. ~ Natasha Durgan