I am very excited to announce a new collection of paintings, inspired by Norfolk wildlife and faithful companions on blissful coastal walks. These paintings have been commissioned by a public house that is undergoing a refurbishment. More news on this in due course. In the meantime, follow @natalieknowlesart on Instagram for updates.
Celebrating 10 years in the creative arts industry. My Portraits are currently on exhibition in London as part of Cluster 2019. Visit cluster-london.com for more information or see my Art page. Last night was the private view at Cluster 2019. The venue was the Ugly Duck building in Bermondsey. What a thrill to be bringing … Continue reading Ten years … still exhibiting
In a weekend visit to Brighton, I was reminded by my dear friend Jenny that it is ten years since we graduated with an MA in Sequential Design / Illustration from the University of Brighton. I remember meeting Jenny on the sofas in the reception area of the Grand Parade campus. We just got talking … Continue reading 10 years since the University of Brighton MA!
Another year, another self portrait. This is the third year that I have painted a self portrait and I love looking back and seeing the different approach taken to canvas year-on-year. These are my previous portraits for 2018 and 2017. Painting really does capture a moment in time, energy and emotion. Secretly, I have names … Continue reading Self Portrait 2019
I am very excited to reveal a detail from a new series of illustrations that I am working on in 2019. The collection is La Belle Epoch and the first illustration in the series is called Intoxication. The image shown here is a teaser detail from the illustration.
Yesterday, I was very moved by a conversation with the inspirational couple who purchased this portrait at my 2018 exhibition. They understood so completely the amount of emotion that went into this drawing. M said to me, “It’s like the painting of Dorian Grey. Every ounce of pain in your life, every bit of effort, … Continue reading The ‘Dorian Grey’ One
Today the longlist was revealed for the Book Illustration Competition 2019, organised by The Folio Society and the House of Illustration. This year's book was Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones. Three illustrations and a binding design are the requirements for entry, my submissions are shown here (with an added Dog-Man 🙂 ). With … Continue reading Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle