Propeller Member Since 2022
Natasha Lehman is a contemporary artist with a B.A. degree in Visual Arts from The University of Western Ontario and a Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is represented by the Arta Gallery in the Distillery District in Toronto, and Martens Gallery in Bayfield, Ontario. In 2021 her work was featured in a Saatchi Art collection called Women to Watch, at the Global virtual edition of The Other Art Fair. She was selected by the Artist Project to be apart of their video series, A Look at the Whole Picture and will return to the Artist project in 2023. She divides her time between Markham and Clarksburg.
My art practice is my search for truth and authenticity. That along with being in nature, is what guides me and grounds me. Inspired mostly by landscape scenes, I like to accentuate the shapes and patterns, then simplify the scene by taking out any extra noise or distraction. Out of chaos I find a consistent calm and serenity. My style is free flowing and gestural, capturing the essence of a place and time. Colours are often not representational, rather intuitive and emotion based. Oil is my preferred medium. I love the richness of colour and the consistency, texture of the oil paint and mixing mediums. I also love the slow drying process that gives me time to reflect on the pieces as I create them. I will work on several pieces at once in a series. I take time (several days) to reflect on each piece to intuitively decide what questions still need answered and apply any changes needed.Natasha Lehman