Natalie Toplass

Natalie Toplass is a practising artist based in Shropshire. Natalie trained at Lancashire University and then completed a post graduate diploma in Stage Set Design at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Her work has been shown throughout Great Britain including the Royal Academy, Birmingham City Art Gallery, several Cork Street galleries in London, and the Judith Blacklock Gallery 83 in Knightsbridge. Natalie has been artist in residence, demonstrating and sharing her work for several years at Nature in Art in Twigworth, Gloucester, with schools around Shropshire and also various local art groups.

Describe your approach to teaching:
My approach is very relaxed, any learning should be fun, accessible and informative enabling everyone to experiment and try new ideas. My aim is to provide you a greater understanding of composition, drawing and painting while increasing your confidence in your choices of subject and materials.

What inspires your own work?
I enjoy working on a large scale whilst still capturing detail, character and delicacy. The larger scale creates a feeling of being encompassed in pure colour and shape, some of which are often missed viewed in its natural scale.

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