Margaret River based artist, Natalie Briney grew up with a love for art, always excited to spend time creating and experimenting with materials and techniques. Natalie has spent many years developing her skill and method which has led her to her current style of figurative and floral works with mixed media, featuring intricate pointillism.
Early in her art career, Natalie identified strongly with artists such as Gustav Klimt and his love for colour and nudes, and this same love for colour and the female form carries through Natalie’s work today. Her women portray a feminine strength with the inner characteristic of their familiar shining through.
Natalie’s artworks are time and labour-intensive, textured and highly detailed with layers of torn music score as a base, foundation painting, blocking in and multiple layers of pointillism (dots) creating her visually and tactilely-exquisite, finished pieces.
“I love to build texture and will often experiment with different paint applications and mixed media. The dots are so far from boring for me; it’s my happy place. I begin each piece with tearing up the music sheets - it gives me time to think about and plan my painting. The painting process for me is entirely immersive, quiet, meditative. There are times when I’m staring at a painting for long periods of time - I’m not asleep! I’m having a conversation with the painting.”
Natalie’s work is also heavily influenced by Japanese culture, from the master of dots, Yayoi Kusama, to the oriental style floral works, to her anime-esque style of her figures. Natalie’s love for the Japanese culture and years spent studying the art, popular culture and traditions had led her to her own unique style.
Natalie’s artworks can be found on the walls of homes across Australia, Asia and the United States.