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I create art to awaken the joyful, imaginative child within.

Natalie J. Cheetham
Pet Portrait Watercolor
Original Artwork_Natalie Cheetham_Oil Painting_MicroOrgasms
Natalie J Cheetham connor the cat
Natalie J Cheetham Mural christchurch
A Wave of Change - Natalie J Cheetham
Organic Hoodie Steppin on shrooms
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Natalie (1 von 12)
Organic Hoodie Steppin on Shrooms
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Well hello there,
I’m so glad you popped by!

Please enjoy browsing through the many outlets of creativity I’d love to share with you…from Pet Portraits to Children Book Illustrations, from Original one-of-a-kind Paintings to my quirky art on things, hopefully there’ll be something that tickles and excites that inner-child within you.

Who am I you might be asking, allow me to introduce myself, I’m Natalie and I’m a compulsive creator. Originally half English, half German, I somehow ended up on the other side of the planet in the beautiful far-away pocket of the world called Aotearoa, otherwise known as New Zealand, where I pursuit the life of a full-time Artist.

I believe my mission is to tickle the imagination of the inner-child. I do so by combining playful, vivid colours with surreal compositions of beautiful bizarrity, thus externalising the dream-like state of consciousness
The reason I create is to leave bursts of colour; portals into other worlds, transforming dull, mundane walls into joyful feasts for the eye, mind and hearts of the viewers. 

It is my delight to provide you with the service of capturing your lovely companion, as a beautiful watercolour or oil painting. Click above for more details.

Head to my Shop of Art, if you are looking for that perfect something to add colour and quirk into your everyday life. There are some unique and beautiful gift ideas there, too.

I love to illustrate children’s books and have a knack for bringing words to life with my vibrant and witty style. My books are available to order online, click above to see how.


If given the chance, I would turn every ugly, grey city wall into a portal ,
transcending the unsuspecting viewer into a world of beauty and wonder

Life of an Artist – ArtLog

Life of an Artist – Blog #9: Remembering the Beauty
Fig 1: "Lucky" Watercolour on Board – Natalie J Cheetham …Even in dark times In these dark and troublesome times we are going through currently, it can be very easy to …
Life of an Artist – Blog #8: Seacliff Sketches
I've started this great new routine after breakfast, where I go out with my handy little watercolour set, ink pen and a pencil. I then walk around my garden to find …
Life of an Artist – Blog #7: A Wave of Change
Hi there, in this weeks blog I thought I'd share a bit of the story behind the pieces I chose to exhibit this week as part of a group show at …
Life of an Artist – Blog #6: Learning to See the World
Hello, Welcome to my blog! This week I would like to share with you what it’s like learning to see the world through the eyes of an artist. I think the …
Life of an Artist – Blog #5: The Surreal within Painting
In this weeks blog I would like to delve into the topic of The Surreal. I've been thinking a lot about what ties my art together, as I seem to have …
Life of an Artist – Blog #4: Mental Health
This week I would like to take the time to talk about Mental Health. Last Sunday was #WorldMentalHealthDay. It's interesting how we somehow automatically think of mentally sick people when we …
Life of an Artist – Blog #3: Ethical Choices
Ethical Choices Hi there, Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read another entry in my Blog 'Life of an Artist'. Today I'm going to write a bit about …
Life of an Artist – Blog #2: Art as Therapy
Art as Therapy Dear Friends, Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about my thoughts and processes. This week I thought I'd share with you the story behind the …
Life of an Artist – Blog #1: The Art of Journaling
The Art of Journaling Welcome Friend, Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It's very exciting times as it is my very first entry. I decided to give it …
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