My name is Natalie. I’ve had a very strong love for art ever since elementary school. When I was in middle school I realized that my favorite thing to do was create portraits. I loved the way people looked and I loved drawing them, especially their eyes. I loved how I could take someone in my life and make them into a piece of art. It was the best feeling in the world to me when people started to recognize the people in the pieces, and it made me feel like I was doing something that was actually good. In high school, I started using different mediums on my pieces including charcoal, paint, pen, and colored pencil rather than just graphite. I hope to continue my art journey throughout college and the rest of my life and I hope I continue to get better every day.