Meet the Artist
Natalie Forrester is an Irish artist, she brings her flamboyant use of colour and raw tactile qualities to her artwork. Deeply rooted in colour psychology, each artwork has a conscious colour combination with the intent to draw into human emotions, from exciting to calming.
Her original artwork paintings are mostly abstract expressionist pieces, in which she transforms her energy onto the canvas, expressed through colour and flowing movement.
She paints with acrylics on imported Italian canvas that is hand stretched over custom made frames by her husband, László.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, she attended National College of Art and Design graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Design specialising in printed textile design. After graduating she traveled the world seeking inspiration, studying how sunlight intensifies the natural saturation of colours and worn manmade textures.
She worked for over a decade in the design world including fashion in New York, branding in Qatar and graphic design in Dublin before turning to art full time. She lives in Hungary with her husband, László and their son, Wolfie.
Growing up outside Dublin in the 80s, her Mum, Dorothy, had a Gift Shop in neighbouring county Meath.
Natalie would spend hours after school peering over the counter, watching customers leave the shop full of smiles, delighted and relieved to have found an unique gift.
This gave Natalie the idea to print her artwork on small homewares and accessories, items ideal as gifts, under the brand name nat.
Sustainability is a strong core value for Natalie, to ensure this, all her gift products are:
- printed one-at-a-time to avoid over production
- digitally print, ensuring zero waste water is produced
- printed using vegan inks
- made as close to the customer as possible*
- shipped responsibly
*if you live in Europe your gift will be printed in Europe, if you live in the U.S.A your gift will be created in Northern America (when possible), read more about Sustainability here