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Saturday, October 12, 2013

My turn!

If you ended here, it’s probably because Seth Apter sent you!
Some of you might know me already.
Most of you are certainly wondering why a tiny person like me, living in a tiny country like Belgium, having so little experience in art, was invited to be part of such a great book, alongside such amazing artists.
I don’t know. I am honored.


Let me introduce myself.


I’m 34 years old. I live in Belgium. I speak French.
I am a sixth-year fellow in gastroenterology. I’m trying to master the endoscopic skills required to diagnose and treat esophageal, stomach, duodenal and colonic diseases.
In my spare time, I paint.
Being so organized and irreproachable at the hospital gives me permission to get messy, to play and cross boundaries at my art desk.

My medium of choice is acrylic paint. I combine collage, acrylics and drawing media (crayons and markers).
Usually, I work in a journal. Sometimes on a canvas.
If you browse my work, you’ll notice my two favorite fields of work : my industrial scenes and my studies of lines, shapes and textures.
 
 
I’m not used to write long posts.
I prefer to show you what I’ve been up to.
There are phases where I paint and post everyday and phases where laundry, kids and work get in the way...
If you want to see the work of the other 29 "spotlight" artists, go buy the book :)


14 comments:

queenb2u said...

Wonderful, wonderful. I love your work. Your work is truly astounding. So happy to make your aquaintance.

Barbara Smith said...

Such a unique style in everything you do...you are an inspiration! How on earth do you find the time?! Many thanks to you (and to Seth, as always) for expanding my world!

fanciful devices said...

wow. ok, i just found you through Seth. I'm in the book with you! I'm ... humbled, no, baffled to be in a book with you. You have captivated me! and a doctor and mother on top of that! I can only manage artist, and my husband does what cleaning and laundry get done in my mess of a house....
I just adore your journaling images. that's all. i'll stop babbling. thank you so much for sharing. i'll be here clicking through everything for the rest of the day...

Seth said...

Thanks so very much for being a part of the book Nathalie. I am so happy that your beautiful work and words are on these pages!

Marit said...

It is great to be in this book togeteher with YOU Nathalie!!

Jacki Long said...

So glad to be introduced to your work. You are talented on so many levels, it's a joy to see. Thank you, Nathalie!

Rachel Whetzel said...

So wonderful to meet you, and to be part of this experience with you!

oneartistjournal.com said...

Nathalie, you are one of my favorite journalers out of may be a handful of them, seriously...I adore you and miss you too. Joining me in Ireland next fall? I wish..
XO Orly

Sandy said...

You're an inspiration and I'm so glad to meet you through Seth's book!

madelincwolf said...

I have found you through Seth Apter's blog and find your work intriguing. I am up late and need to go to bed, but tomorrow I will explore your artwork further! How do you fit everything into your day?

Laura Strack said...

Nathalie, Forget that you are a talented gorgeous artist, loving Mother and wife, and skilled physician, how on earth do you do it all? We must clone you! Thank you for sharing "You". So very inspiring, to say the least.

Gallery Juana said...

I'm chuffed to finally be able to meet everyone who's in the book! Love your industrial scenes and how they are juxtaposed with abstract lines and spaces.

Renata said...

So happy to have discovered your blog! Your work is inspirational.

Brian Kasstle said...

Oh Nathalie! I am so extatic your work is in Seth's book and so is mine! Your work is so inspirational to me. So expressive, and profound.