Natalie graduated from Alverno College with a BA in Art Therapy. She has more than 15 years of experience in creating compelling curriculum and art groups.
Over the years, Natalie has worked with a diverse scope of clients. Her passion has brought her into a variety of environments including classrooms, hospitals, senior facilities, psychiatric and community settings.
Natalie's paintings embody a childlike wonder filled with vivid splashes of color and the most delicate details. She is the illustrator and co-creator (Gnat)of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series which includes 5 books; Addison the Light Catcher, Ken the Keeper, Will It, From Malena with Love and The Ladybug Club. Her licensed artwork has been featured on products with Pyar & Co, Calypso Cards, Trader Joe's, Posterazzi and Barnes & Noble.
Whether making art with her clients or creating personal works; 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.