Natasha’s Story

Natasha is a portrait artist; her story however, is not a typical one. Born with Cerebral Palsy her passion for music and the entertainment industry has enabled her to overcome many obstacles in life through her artwork. Each of the subjects within her artwork has inspired her by their own achievements and she began to find inspiration in their stories – stories where many of them too had overcome adversity to achieve success.

Natasha has had the privilege of sketching some of the biggest stars in the music and entertainment industry. Her portrait work of Elvis Presley has had the honour of being officially licensed and recognized by Graceland (Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.) She is also an honorary member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville TN, where her portraits of legendary country singers are displayed. Through her work as a portrait artist for the Hall she has donated her artwork to raise money for the “All for the Hall’’ campaign as well as Nascar’s annual “Sound and Speed” event.
One of Natasha’s most memorable moments was creating a portrait of Shania Twain for whom she has great admiration and felt a strong connection. After creating artwork for the Shania Twain Centre (in Canada) Natasha was extremely honoured to cut the ribbon at the first official opening ceremonies.

Her artwork of Country Music superstar Shania Twain was also included as part of Shania’s VH1 Documentary: “What It’s Like, The Return of Shania” where she also presented Shania with her portrait.
Since that time Natasha has gone on to do artwork for Blues Legend BB King, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and Nascar racing Legend Richard Petty.

In addition Natasha is very involved with various charity organizations regularly donating to “The Country Music Hall Of Fame,” The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (Presley Place) Nascar’s affiliated Victory Junction Gang Camp, and the CSRO (The Canadian Spinal Research Organization).

Natasha’s talents have allowed her to also venture into various paths in her life including a featured role in a reality series on the Bravo network called “Star Portraits.” As part of the show she created a portrait of Canada’s well known comedian Colin Mochrie most noted for his role on ABC’s “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?. The portrait was later auctioned at Waddington’s Canada’s premier auction house to benefit the celebrity’s charity of choice!

Following this, Natasha was commissioned to created a custom portrait of The 2009 Hockey Hall Of Fame inductees featuring such NHL alumni as Brett Hull, Steve Yzerman, Luc Robitaille and Brian Leetch.

With many new projects in the works and so many exciting new experiences awaiting her, Natasha will continue to be inspired by those around her and hopes in turn, to inspire others to not allow obstacles or disabilities define them because true creativity knows no boundaries and has no limitations.