My name is Natalie Very B. and I am an illustrator, muralist, and educator of Polish-Canadian decent. I am currently studying Art Therapy at The Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI).
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.
I'm passionate about facilitating art workshops with strong focus on the therapeutic aspect of creative expression.
My large scale indoor and outdoor murals depict modern female empowerment and can be found all across the city of Toronto.
My goal as an artist is one of changing preconceived notions of feminism and promoting self-love and body positivity in the world.
OCADU: BDes in Illustration / 2016
TSA: Fine Art Diploma / 2012
NBCCD: Foundation in Visual Arts Diploma / 2011
TATI: DTATI 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 and online: e-mail me for details and availability :)