NATALE  KELLER
 

"I have a passion for art and I try to project a story or 

mood with each painting that the viewer can appreciate."

 

Natalie stated, "Art has been my creative outlet for many years”. She has been drawing since 8 years old and began painting as young adult.  She was self-taught until attending the Arizona School of Art in Phoenix and later taking portrait painting classes at Scottsdale Community College.


Natalie has lived overseas for numerous years; during that time she had four art exhibitions and two one-woman expos in Switzerland and Singapore. The U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, the honorable J. Stapleton Roy, opened one of her exhibitions. She has sold oil paintings, pastel portraits and graphite drawings in Hawaii, Switzerland, Singapore, Delaware and Arizona where she also displayed her art at various times. While living in Switzerland she took classes from British Artist Robert Tovey and when she moved back to Scottsdale she took a series of art instructions from local artist Eddie Lopez.


Her painting "Barrel Racer" was chosen by the Scottsdale Gallery Association to be used on a poster on display at Main Street and Marshall in downtown Scottsdale for the Thursday Night Art Walks.


Natalie is a member of the Scottsdale Sonoran Art League, Scottsdale Artists League, Academy of Western Artists, American Women Artists, and the Oil Painters of America. She also writes a column, “The Artists’ Loft” for The Peak at the Peak magazine in North Scottsdale.


Natalie signs her art with a stylized Christmas tree and her Italian name "Natale". She was named after her grandmother who was born on Christmas and Natale means Christmas. Most days you will find Natalie painting in her studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.