Being born in Perth Western Australia, one of the worlds most isolated cities in the 90's, leads creative youths to entertain themselves in pretty much any way they can. Ripping into pens from the get go, and making unbearably unfinished books, Natasha Lea dreamed that one day hopefully, someone would like her art enough to put it on their walls.
From the early stages of life, it was pretty evident that whatever path Natasha took (Tash in person), it was going to be something within the arts.
Lets fast forward a few hundred years
Its pretty evident within the themes and nostalgic feels of Natasha's artwork that her childhood of getting up to mischief and scribbles has left an everlasting flame within her drive to create.
Natasha life as a self-taught illustrator, took off in 2012 when she held her debut exhibition in at the Chrissie Parrott Arts Centre- Titled “Laced”. Comprising of works from each corner of her creative life such as, costume, bridal jewellery, puppets and illustration.
This was a fantastic platform for Natasha to see which creative path to follow.
Inspired by how well her illustrations were received, Natasha followed up “Laced” with two sell out exhibitions at KURB Gallery Northbridge, Western Australia – “self titled-Natasha Lea” in 2013 and “Dreamscape” 2014.
Primarily working with pen, ink, markers and archival watercolour paper, Natasha recently started doing wall murals for small to large spaces, with one of her largest completed for the City of Cottesloe. Additional works can be found out and about on the streets of Fremantle. Natasha has also worked with local writer & journalist Jolly Read in illustrating her new book, Can a Quokka Quack! Available in many independent bookstores across Fremantle.
At the moment, Natasha is busy working away for her next solo exhibition which will promise to give you some of the classic Natasha Lea design & illustration pieces as well as some amazing new concepts that she has tucked away secretly in her head for the big reveal!
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For any exhibition queries please contact Lisa Rynne on 0488 455 720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natasha Lea CV.
2012 - Debut Solo Exhibition: Laced at Chrissy Parrott Arts Centre, Maylands, WA.
2013 - Solo Exhibition: The design Skeleton presents Natasha Lea at KURB Gallery, Northbridge, WA. (sell out exhibition)
2013 - Group exhibition: Tasty Morcels at Feast Your Eyes Gallery, Fremantle WA
2014 - Solo exhibition: DREAMSCAPE at KURB Gallery, Northbridge, WA. (sell out ehibition)
2014 - Art market at Beaufort street festival. (sell out market stall)
2014 - Published in a cofee table book titled "Great Australian Artist" by Art Me Gallery
2014 - Group exhibitio: ILLUSTRATED, at Kidogo art house, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, WA. (sold all artworks, Curated and Exhibited)
2015 - Group Exhibition: Art Meets Beer, Neighbourhood beer launch. Leederville, WA.
2015 - Group exhibition: Valley of the Nightflowers at Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth CBD, WA. (curated and exhibited)
2016 - Jazz Pinky and the Energy Ball. Children's picture book illustrations.
2016 - Concept Collision-Group exhibition at Beyond skate, North Perth. A collaborative group exhibition.
2016 - Ferguson Foundry, Grand Opening. Group exhibition. Exhibited and sold out 4 illustrations.
2017 - Studio 281. BAEWATCH Group exhibibtion Maylands. Sold OUT
2017 - Nowheresville at TOTM Gallery, Northbridge. Group exhibition curated by Natasaha and Nikolai , owner of TOTM
2018 - Moore & More galery Fremantle.BOTANICA. Group exhibition
2018 - 'CAN A QUOKKA QUACK" A childrens book Written and published by Jolly Read