“It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly, as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes ‘art’ in time.”
(b. 1979, Australia) Currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia | EDUCATION 2000 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Ceramics Major), Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
Passionate about art from a young age, Australian based artist, Natalie Uhrik has always been pulled by her creative side, dabbling in various mediums including film and ceramics as a means of expressing her inner self.
When not elbow deep in paint, Natalie is busy being a mother to her daughters. She also runs a successful cake business. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from Sydney College of the Arts and only recently in January 2020 begun to focus on her arts career after many years of working in the hospitality industry and focusing on her family life.
The principal theme in Natalie's work is nature and landscapes. She often revisits past trips taken when painting, both Australian and abroad. With a range of painting techniques, line, texture and colour, her pieces mimic the elements of nature and create a kind of ambience.
Natalie also explores notions of spirituality, seeking meaning through connections to nature and art and the idea that there is something bigger than ourselves - the divine energy. It is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
Her paintings are a reflection of her, then current, state-of-mind, right down to the colours, strokes, and wisdom gained whilst creating. They are a process of spiritual discovery and how much has manifested in her life as a result.
Music plays a large role in how she communicates form onto canvas, painting from a deep subconscious; trusting her intuition and ‘letting go’. These free-flowing layers of colour and spontaneous movements create feelings of calm, gratitude, contentment, optimism and acceptance.
With the ban on overseas travel came the longing to travel stronger than ever before, forcing her mind to take flight...and so her journey began.
Exhibitions & Art Prizes
2022 Bluethumb Art Prize Finalist
2022 Whitehorse Art Prize Finalist
2022 Dirty Janes Canberra , Wine Meets Design - Art Prize Winner
2022 Facets: An Art Exhibition at Fairlholme - Recipient of The Mort & Co. Open Art Prize, QLD
2022 The Space Gallery; Artist in Residence Exhibition June, Roseberry NSW
2022 Artlovers Australia Art Prize Finalist
2021 Bluethumb Art Prize Finalist
2021 Aarwun Salon 21 Exhibition, ACT
2021 The Wellington Gallery Group Exhibition, Waterloo NSW
2021 Moonee Valley Virtual Art Show, VIC
2021 Clare Art Show, SA
2021 Kernart Art Prize Shortlist, VIC
2021 Artlovers Australia Art Prize Finalist
2020 Burwood Council Art Show, NSW
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