Natalie Ryde is a Scottish artist based in North London working predominantly in drawing and painting. She is also an artist printmaker creating variable state and short-run silk-screen editions. After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005 with a first class BA(Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery, Natalie soon realised that fine art was her calling and embarked upon a series of residencies, notably as Artist in Residence at Kensington Palace in 2011/12. Since then her career has seen her undertake projects and commissions at many high profile museums, heritage sites and galleries.
Natalie’s studio at Artist Hive in Tottenham is packed full of works on paper, sketchbooks, mixed-media models, found natural objects and huge, new paintings on canvas. Her work explores and imagines the patterns of nature from the invisibly tiny, through the observable world to the inconceivably enormous. Natalie says about her work, “My subject matter stretches out under the forest floor and swells in the oceans, it hides in the dark and quivers in the depths of space. It echoes off my window panes and its colour seeps in through the gap in the curtains. It is both within me and flows through me. The lattice patterns I draw speak of an arrhythmia in the metronomy of the universal heartbeat that makes me aware of its tick-tock pattern.”
Note: These drawings and prints are best seen in person - to arrange a viewing please contact Gina Cross +44 (0) 7950 415422