Natasha Clarke is currently based in Doncaster, UK. Her medium of choice is paint which she manipulates to form portraits of women of colour. These are often layered with florals and botanical elements as a representation of beauty and resilience. A playful approach to abstraction, Natasha uses this technique to add and remove information from the canvas, resulting in bold brush strokes and enticing textures. She sees herself in each of her portraits, the woman that she hopes to be one day. Strong, confident and a celebration of black and white heritage.
“Growing up mixed race in an all white household unfortunately made me self conscious about being different from my family, I didn’t feel beautiful or confident in my own skin. Creating art for me feels like I’m holding up a mirror to myself, it’s a chance to reflect on the type of woman I aspire to be”.
Natasha has worked with a range of clients including but not limited to: National Theatre, Doncaster Council, University of York, Chol Theatre, Flux Rotherham, Cast, Right Up Our Street.
She often delivers workshops to a range of ages has an enhanced DBS and is qualified level 3 safeguard lead as well as public liability insurance.