My name is Natalie Very B. and I am an illustrator, muralist, and educator of Polish-Canadian decent.
I grew up in a country with a strong patriarchal regime and an obvious system of inequality. My childhood experience provided the foundation for my artistic philosophy. My work is devoted to depicting women of all shapes and sizes as beautiful, empowered, and strong. The spirit of feminism is an essential element of all of my paintings.
My figures aren’t filled with societal shame: quite the opposite, they’re proud of their shapes and all the wonders that their bodies can bring to life. They fight against injustice and for the right to speak their truth.
OCADU: BDes in Illustration / 2016
TSA: Fine Art Diploma / 2012
NBCCD: Foundation in Visual Arts Diploma / 2011
TATI: Certified Art Therapist /2022
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to collaborate!
I also offer private art lessons and workshops for kids and adults in the Toronto area: e-mail me for details and availability :)