about


biography

Natalie Levy’s art education began when she was 8 years old; her artist uncle gave her her first oil paint set and lessons in their brownstone backyard.

Natalie’s more formal education began at the Brooklyn Museum Art School   She later studied  at the National Academy of Art, the 92nd St Y  and the Art Student’s League.  Additionally she has participated in several workshops at  the Mass Art Summer Arts Program at Bennington and IS 183 in Stockbridge MA.

Her work has been shown in many juried and invitational shows including Professional Artists of America Annual Show, New Marlborough Annual Show, Meetinghouse Gallery, Housatonic Valley Art League,  92nd Street Y, and National Academy of Art and Design Students Show.  Natalie's work is held in several private collections.



artist statement


I enjoy the things that happen in the world around me; a moment caught, a shadow cast on a wall, the turn of a person's head, the geometry of a building's facade, the light causing a reflection. These are my inspiration.

I enjoy the feel of oil paint as it is moved around on palette or painting surface, so reminiscent of childhood finger painting. The myriad clear, bright colors of dozens and dozens of pastels evoke the early joy of a new box of 64 crayolas, begging to be used.

I enjoy watching a painting emerge as paint is applied to the clean surface waiting to receive it. Rubbing it out, adding more paint, selecting a different color, spreading it on the surface.. This, the process of art making, is what I find so absorbing, so satisfying. 

I want my viewer to see my painting and understand its choice as my subject.   And then I hope that viewer will add his/her own perceptions and insights to the experience.  For me, it is that coupling of painter and viewer which is the art.