Natalie Spinelli is originally from Seattle, Washington. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Savannah College of Art and Design. .
She has won numerous awards and has work displayed in private and public collections throughout the United States. Natalie uses a wide range of mediums including: oil, acrylic, pen and ink, Caran D'ache, pastel, and collage paper.
She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband, four children, two english bulldogs, one holland lop bunny and a betta fish.
Natalie's paintings are a gentle moment of lucidity with strokes of humor and playfulness and in each, underneath the vivd colors, a touch of something dark and somber.
"I love the days that I get an explosion of ideas. It's like fireworks. I can only assume that the ideas are memories stored in my subconscious. I think of my subconscious as a treasure chest. I just sketch and see what I get. When the brush hits the canvas, my soul sings and the story unfolds." - Natalie Spinelli