born in Zurich in 1971,
mother of two wonderful children, married to J. Southworth
"Nathalie lives in a world of forms and colors; she has always done so! She cultivates her individual perceptions of the world by searching for simple aesthetic beauty. This is reflected within the layers of mysticism within her paintings. The silent secret of her perception of the world is waiting to be discovered.
Nathalie's inspiration comes in many forms - travel and the encounter with other cultures, her fascination with the ancient world, museums, galleries and also through the world of fantasy as seen through the eyes of children (a simple and imaginative directness).
Her secret is how she interprets forms and finds a place for them in her art; they appear and change through time. This mutation transforms them into an integral part of the story-telling within her paintings. The forms connect the cultural heritage that lies at the heart of Nathalie's inspiration and the journey of transformation to something contemporary. The chosen colors add layer upon layer to the dimensions within the paintings and they connect the elements within her virtual world. Nathalie also has a big love for calligraphy; the signs she draws are arranged in a rhythmical manner and remind you of arabic calligraphy and the old tradition of chinese ink paintings.
Much is left to the beholder, the interpretations of the chosen mythical forms, colors and dimensions of the paintings can leave the beholder in a state of uncertainty. Their eyes take them on a journey back to the origins of human culture. Could it be that the artist is reminding us of something which most of us are about to loose in our busy world: the ability to listen to ourselves and therefore maintain a closer bond with our origin?"