Sea Girl by Natalie Featherston

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Natalie Featherston

Sea Girl

2019

48.26 x 43.18 cm | 19 x 17 in

oil on panel

  • Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award

“A ship is harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for” inspires this trompe l’oeil painting by Natalie Featherston.  Each of her trompe l’oeil collages is created from a real- life model for her paintings, using combinations of vintage photos, found objects, paper cut outs, embroidery and beads. Story telling and a narrative element feature prominently in Ms. Featherston’s work.  Her technical skill and mastery invites the viewer in, hopefully to linger, in an invented realm of humor and whimsy.