Natalie Makletzoff

Region: 
North Slave
Community: 
Yellowknife
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Artist Story

From childhood into young adulthood, I was taught to observe and draw what I saw; objects , portraits, and landscapes under the tutelage of  my architect, engineer, and artist dad. At Arts College and University I discovered graphic design,sculpting,printmaking and painting. I fell in love with painting at University and have never looked back. My first painting medium was acrylic, then oils and currently I work with watercolours.When I came North in the eighties I was enamored of its geographic beauty, sparkling clean lakes and ever changing skies. Fulfilling a dream as an emerging artist with the help of NWT Arts Council over the past three years I have been preparing landscape artwork for a solo show.

I create some of my art Au Plein Air ( sketching and painting out of doors on site) and more recently I have been photographing my art in the wilderness and then sketching and painting  in my studio-camper or in winter at my studio at home. Recently, through a workshop with Yellowknife Watercolor Society,  I discovered a technique known as “Pouring”. With it I can create unusual washes of glazed colours only using the primary colours. It truly lends itself to skies and water in landscape paintings.  I like to experiment and try new approaches to reflect my Northern home in hopes of enticing others to visit and enjoy its stunning beauty both in Winter and Summer; therefore I do have original artwork and  prints available on my website.

Last Updated: August 25, 2022

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