I have been drawing since before I can remember and from the age of three I was pretty sure I was going to be famous. Thanks to my wonderfully talented husband I have this great website. And while having a website with your name on it doesn’t qualify you for famedom, it sure does sound cool.
I began my dream to illustrate by drawing pictures for one of my dads wonderful stories. Growing up I remember begging him to tell me one of his many creative stories. The one I have on this site (Frankie Mouse and the Amazing Machine) was told to my nieces and nephews a few years back. It hasn’t been published (yet), but got me going on the right track. I am now working on a non-fiction, pre-teen book about A.P. Giannini and his genius business sense. It’s a great book by Dana Cattani. I’ve really enjoyed illustrating it.
After zooming around the country for a few years we have settled in River Falls, WI. My husband and I have four nearly perfect children.
Note from Natalie’s husband:
While Natalie has done some good work as a professional artist, it is her work at home that is truly remarkable. Her greatest creations are our four children, and it is telling that the two older children are both very artistic. Natalie’s work adorns our home, but some of her greatest creations you’ll never see in a gallery (e.g. our kitchen and pantry, reupholstered chairs, her spot fixes to our popcorn ceiling, etc.).