Natalie completed her BA (Hons) Fine Art at the Falmouth School of Art and Design and an MA in Fine Art at the University of Portsmouth. Natalie works from the close examination of the photographic image or extracted film still, derived from the surveillance, documentation and scrutiny of locations. Her work often appears soft blurred, degraded and out-of-focus alluding to the original photographic source, but at the same time firmly employing the language of paint through the physicality of the medium, with emphasis on exaggerated contrast, heightened colour and the brush stroke. Natalie’s paintings are often produced in series and are presented as stand-alone works, or placed in sequences that are arranged in seemingly random configurations. These construct alternative narratives and acknowledge and mark moments that are irrevocably in the past.