Abrakadoodle Artist of Distinction Natasha Wescoat (wescoatart.com) is an award-winning young painter,who specializes in “jeweled” landscapes and fanciful characters. We teach Natasha’s swirling, vibrant and soft-edged style in our classes for children, modifying the lessons according to age group. Children love the opportunity to learn about Natasha and create art in her special style!
Natasha, a Michigan native, comes from a family of artists, including Georgia O’Keefe (a famous artist in our program)! She began drawing at an early age and loved to create art that was reminiscent of the superhero comic books she adored. Eventually, Natasha’s art morphed into a passion for pop art, and she began creating her own characters. In her teen years, Natasha was inspired by Gustav Klimt, Takashi Murakami and Tim Burton. Natasha studied graphic design and fine art before a series of eBay auctions in 2004 catapulted her to commercial success.
When she is in “her zone,” Natasha tends to paint with great speed. She was the guest of Abrakadoodle for its annual, national conference held at the National Harbor (Maryland) in early May 2011 and graciously painted an original jeweled tree during the reception event, dazzling guests as she created layer upon magical layer.
Natasha will be the guest of Abrakadoodle-Northwest Florida for a “Whimsical Weekend” at HarborWalk Village in Destin on September 24-25 during which she will be leading interactive paint classes for children on Saturday and for adults on Sunday. For more information regarding this appearance/event, call Erin Bakker, Director of Abrakadoodle: 850-424-5058.