Calm and Compelling...

     Still waters, so the phrase goes, run deep...and many of Avondet's works gleam with surface light, as though they were submerged under those waters.  That adds a meditative, calming aspect to even the most dynamic of her abstract paintings. - Steve Brisendine, ereview.org (Review Magazine).

     Natalie's paintings evoke a deliberate mood of soft spoken and hauntingly tender contemplation.  With dense areas of pure hue offset by subtly modulating tones and often glistening silver leaf, Natalie approaches the canvas without a formal plan, allowing the painting to present itself naturally. This organic approach, combined with layer upon layer of color and texture allows for an unforced feeling to emerge, leaving you contemplating each layer, often wondering what lies beneath.

     Commissioned works are welcome.  If you are looking for something specific and live in the St. Louis area, please contact Lynn Bozzay at Grafica Fine Art and Framing, 314-961-4020.  Natalie consistently works with interior designers and personal clients in the St. Louis area to create unique pieces for corporate work spaces and homes.  As an expression of gratitude for every piece sold, a tree will be planted the following Spring.

     Natalie is originally from a small town in Southwest Missouri. After graduating from the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism, she started out representing Coca-Cola and The NFL for placement within film and television.  Upon moving to Kansas City, she parlayed her sales experience into the world of finance as a Series 6 and 63 financial professional.  All the while, she continued to pursue her passion, designing for posters, fabrics, and accessories.  Taking her talent further, she moved into fine art becoming represented by New Space Gallery on Melrose, and while in Kansas City, she exhibited her work in the renowned Crossroads district.

                                                ...modern yet versatile.