Natasha Barnes is a self-taught fine artist from South Africa. Her natural talent and pure passion for painting has led Natasha to develop a profound style reflective of expressionism. The artist’s dynamic marriage of colour and texture, created via sophisticated mark making, evokes a sense of fluidity, movement and thoughts of a ‘journey’ in every piece.
Her inspirations stem from her travels and the love for the rich images surrounding her life, being absorbed in the mind and transferred to the canvas without direct observation. Natasha paints in water based mediums. Application is thick and sometimes textured. Her subject dictates the flow of the paint and with that forms take on an element of the unreal, moving into the world of abstraction.
Natasha has been working on much larger expressive pieces of abstract art in recent years. After a successful solo show in London in 2010 and sell out collections at the Affordable Art fairs in London and New York, Singapore & Hong Kong. Natasha’s unique use of colour and texture is fast becoming a sought after style of art to have hanging in the home. Her name is whispered in the galleries of London, Paris and New York and she currently holds the title of South Africa’s most published artist.
Her paintings generate such extraordinary emotions from simply looking at them. Being completely abstract, stand, look, and imagine, and out comes a whole world you never saw before. Barnes truly does capture the essence of one’s imagination and that, is art.
Her work can be found in corporate and private collections around the world and has been exhibited extensively in the UK, America and the Middle East. Natasha’s work is currently published world-wide in open and limited editions by International print publishers and her originals are, as a result, extremely sought after.
2008 The Lindsay Gallery – London UK
2007 Zuva Gallery – Arizona USA
2006 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney, Australia
2006 – 2008 Lisa Wendt Gallery – JHB South Africa