Friday, October 30, 2015

Natalie


Natalie Guess is a talented batik artist.  The Guess-Fisher Gallery in Crayton Cove shows her batik works -- like this palm tree -- beside paintings by her husband, Phil Fisher.  
Two weeks ago, the Naples Daily News published a nice profile about
Natalie, discussing her batik techniques and how she ended up an artist.
There is also a three minute video showing her create a work.

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Really enjoyed the video Jack, I love to watch the process of art. Natalie is tres talented, she made it look too easy but I know it's not :)

Kate said...

I read the article first and then viewed the video, a great way to understand and see Guess' art work. What a wonderful art piece and a fascinating artistic method. She appears to be a friendly and approachable artist, too. How great to be able to share your work and passion with your equally creative spouse!I bought some batik pieces in Bali some years ago but I don't think my tablecloth and napkins are exactly the same method as this artist's.

William Kendall said...

Good portrait, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I enjoyed the video, too!! What a talented lady she is!! Another great post, Jack! You do find such talented and interesting people and I am glad you share them with us! Thank you!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy -- uh, but don't forget your camera!!

RedPat said...

I haven't watched the video yet but read the article - good to see artist surviving but I think it is harder for new artists coming along now. Times have changed a lot and all the mass produced off-shore things are hard to compete with.

EG CameraGirl said...

She's got talent! I'm impressed that she can make good money doing her batik!

Sharon Anck said...

That was a very interesting video and I love her work. It would be fun to learn to do that.

VP said...

Not my favorite kind of art, but she's quite good at it!

Dianne said...

A very talented lady captured by a very talented photographer.

cieldequimper said...

While it isn't my kind of thing, I have to admit she's good at it!

Lowell said...

One must always give credit to the creative spirit that arises in some people. I've been batiking that back and forth for some time and think it is definitely the thing to do.

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Kay said...

Good artists always seem to find a medium that works for them.

jennyfreckles said...

I didn't know you could make batik pictures. I've tried it just making patterns.