Natalie picked up her first paintbrush when she was three and she has not stopped painting since. Natalie is the illustrator (Gnat) of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series; a children’s book series based on the spirit of real kids. Natalie has a background in art therapy and has worked with a diverse scope of clients. Over the years, her passion has brought her into many classrooms and corporate environments including AbbVie, Chicago and Milwaukee Public Schools, Danceworks, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Aurora Adult Day Center, St. Coletta’s Day School and Donna Lexa Art Center. Whether making art with her clients, creating team building curriculum, personal works, commissioned pieces or greeting cards; Natalie is deeply drawn into the stories that the human experience tells. She wholeheartedly believes that every individual is their own narrator— eagerly awaiting to weave their personal tale to achieve their highest potential.