Natalie Iaonnou

“My artwork is greatly inspired by nature and its interaction with our man-made surroundings. Birds are the main subjects in my paintings. By practicing Taxidermy I have gained a feel for the movement of birds, which has heavily influenced my work. I want the viewer to experience something other than a realistic painting of nature, but rather an expression of its feelings, textures and sounds”.

 

Biography

I am raised and educated in London. While growing up on the outskirts of the city, a topical issue was the infringement of building developers on untouched land. Throughout my work I try to remind the viewer of the nature sharing our cities and homes.

 

Education

  • A* in Art GCSC
  • Higher education certificate in Biomedical Sciences from The University of Westminster.
  • Taxidermy workshop, involving birds.
  • Taxidermy workshop, involving small mammals.
  • A two-week course at The Slade, UCL focusing on the history of art.

 

Experience

The Brick Lane Gallery, Contemporary Painting group exhibition from the 15th-28th of March 2016