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http://www.etsy.com/shop/natskreations


My name is Natalie Bowman and I'm a self taught artist. I first picked up a paintbrush 30 years ago when my two sons were very young and I was a stay at home Mom looking for a way to make a little extra money for the family.I started out reading and looking at all the different techniques artists use.I tried everything from landscapes on canvas to painting on old fence pieces. If the paint would stick it I was on it!. After many years of practice,of which I am still doing on a daily basis, I decided that tole painting with acrylics was where my talents lie. I first worked with wood and cypress knees then last year while visiting my parents in N.C at a local market a vendor was displaying gourds and I fell totally in love. Every waking moment is devoted now to creating new and…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 22
  • Joined August 13, 2009

Favorite materials

Gourds, Cypress Knees, Wood, Acrylics

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About

To enter my studio click here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/natskreations


My name is Natalie Bowman and I'm a self taught artist. I first picked up a paintbrush 30 years ago when my two sons were very young and I was a stay at home Mom looking for a way to make a little extra money for the family.I started out reading and looking at all the different techniques artists use.I tried everything from landscapes on canvas to painting on old fence pieces. If the paint would stick it I was on it!. After many years of practice,of which I am still doing on a daily basis, I decided that tole painting with acrylics was where my talents lie. I first worked with wood and cypress knees then last year while visiting my parents in N.C at a local market a vendor was displaying gourds and I fell totally in love. Every waking moment is devoted now to creating new and different designs.I love the way they can be carved,woodburned,dyed and painted. The possibilites are endless.Everytime I look at a gourd I see a bowl,a santa or a lamp. I am painting now in Florida full time and enjoying every minute of it.I'm still doing Art shows in Florida as well as my Etsy store.
Thank you for letting me share my story and I hope you enjoy the "Art of Gourds" as much as I do.
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