Natalia Heiser

Artist Statement
Looking at art or getting lost in art is a way for someone to enter an artist’s world, see what we see, feel what we feel and hopefully be moved. I want to create work that makes your eyes wander all though out the piece and bring warmth to a space.  I enjoy using wood as my canvas because it has a natural warmth and richness to it that is beautiful on its own.  I hope that my drawings add to that beauty and give it a contemporary look as well.

Natalia Heiser remembers the first time she saw the mountains on a road trip from IL to CO and knew she wanted them to be part of her daily life.  After receiving her BA of Science with a Fine Art emphasis from Illinois State University in 2006 she started making plans to move to CO and made it happen a year later.  She put her creativity to work at a kitchen and bath showroom where she worked closely with interior designers, builders, and architects.  Natalia worked on projects of all design styles but quickly fell in love with the clean, simple, and timeless lines of modern design.  After 7 years in CO she found herself along with her family making the trek to the Pacific Northwest.  It was here that her inspiration was ignited as she started making art using reclaimed wood for the Chevron Series.  

After looking at quilt patterns and different geometric designs for inspiration she began another body of work combining all the elements that were inspiring to her. She started seeing the complexity of mountain ranges and trees in a new light with modern geometric shapes. Her sketches and experiments with lines led her toward a more nonrepresentational style.  Her drawings turned into linked abstract fractal patterns with mesmerizing movement.  Natalia Heiser's work has become a marriage between modern design and nature. Using wood as her canvas she connects the warmth of a natural element to the sterile dance of modern fractals.

Natalia has participated in many of the Seattle area art walks including Capitol Hill, Ballard & Pioneer Square as well as a local pop up at West Elm Seattle.