Meet the Artist
Natalie Forrester is an Irish artist, she paints using acrylics directly onto paper or Italian canvas. Her artwork is then printed on homeware, gifts and accessories using vegan inks, one at a time to avoid over production.
A graduate of National College of Art & Design (2006) Dublin, where she specialised in printed textiles, she continues to bring her flamboyant use of colour and raw tactile qualities to her abstract art.
I spent most of my 20s moving from country to country every few months / years mostly by plane with just a suitcase or two. I found myself finding home comforts in quirky cushions and textiles, bright fluffy towels, anything non-fragile that I could fit in my case.
I realised I could set up ‘home’ anywhere with just a few of my favourite beautiful useful textiles.
As an art lover not in one place long enough to hang paintings, I sought out beautiful, meaningful pieces that became part of my life’s journey.
Not part of any trends or fashion, just pieces that spoke to me and made me feel good and smile. Timeless pieces.
That’s what I hope to bring to you. Art that you will keep with you through all life’s twists and turns, that will reminding you one day of all that you achieved, or turbulent times you simply ‘got through’.
Art that helps you express your individuality and taste.
Art you can snuggle, squashy, fold, wrap yourself in, carry things in and protect your possessions in. Everyday, useful, happy art you can live in.
My mission: is to make feel-good art more accessible
"To create functional pieces so that people can surround themselves with feel-good, colourful art, regardless if they own walls. To be able to live in art, not just view it"