Perfecting an aesthetic that successfully communicates feeling and expression through coloured pencil on paper, Norwegian illustrator Natalie Foss’ out-of-this- world portraits and pictures are an exploration of the delicate intricacies of life, love, and the galaxies in which all of these beautiful things transpire.
Frequently juxtaposing bright, contrasting colours with brooding and turbulent subtexts in her work, Foss skilfully creates images that linger long after they have been viewed. From an exploration of the life of an animal outsider in The Urban Shadow to Addiction, an allegorical work depicting the similarities between love and drug addiction, Natalie’s work exhibits an urban edge and youthful cool, no doubt attributable to the various subcultures from which she derives inspiration.
After completing two years of study at Norway’s Strykejernet School of Art, Natalie went on to achieve a BA in Illustration at London’s Kingston University. Although currently based in her hometown of Oslo, prints of Natalie’s work are available for sale on her website; she is also an artist featured on Print All Over Me, an independent website dedicated to the production of original clothing items that ships all over the world.
Working on commission, one of Natalie’s recent projects includes a poster and t-shirt design for New York five-piece pop band Lucius, an undertaking which exemplifies the illustrator’s ability to seamlessly lend her style to a wide variety of subject matter.
Natalie Foss’ name can proudly be included alongside the likes of Hattie Stewart and Lizzie Stewart (no relation!) on the growing list of outstanding talent in the contemporary global art and illustration scene.