Natasha Norman completed her Honours (2005) and Masters (2011) degree in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. She currently works as a part-time lecturer, arts writer and practicing artist.
Her work is deeply inspired by the sea and celebrates an empathic imagination. In the manifestation of the shifting layers and planes of her marks and tones is an embodied experience (a sensory memory) of place, weather and emotion. Accessing such an imagination, driven by primal experiences of space is, she believes, vital to recovering humanity’s concern with ecology and environmental wellbeing.
Natasha is predominantly a relief print artist specializing in woodcut and monotype print as well as the Japanese relief print method called Mokuhanga. The material richness of the print techniques she uses consistently inspires her.