Born in New York City, Natalie attended the Traphagen School of Fashion Design and Illustration, and subsequently worked as a fashion illustrator in New York City. While working in New York, she continued painting and exhibiting her work in shows and striving for a successful career in the art world.
Natalie later moved to Florida where she worked as a graphic artist and eventually opened a prominent art gallery in Pompano Beach. Here she began to realize her true potential and talent as an artist. Her works were so popular Natalie closed the gallery to devote more time to her growing artistic career.
Her style had developed into what has been described as, "Impressionistic Realism" merging the illusionistic forms of light and color that the Impressionists sought to create while maintaining the detail and reality of the 19th century realists. Natalie's gift lies in her ability to combine the "sensations" of the impressionists with the more "formal" world of shape, value, and contrast of the realists. While this seems to be a contradiction in style, she successfully joins the best of each to develop her own unique manner of painting.
Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and studios throughout the world, including regularly exhibiting her work at the New York Art Expo. Her works have received numerous awards and can be found in private and corporate collections. She has also taught watercolors and pastels for the Auspices Fine Art Department of Broward Community College.