Natalie Martin, born 1986, grew up in the hills South East of Melbourne. She moved closer to the city whilst studying graphic design and wound up dabbling in fashion, illustration, travel, small business and Melbourne life - pretty much everything but graphic design. She found her way down to the Surf Coast a few years later looking for the next adventure.

She now works from her home in Jan Juc around her full time job as a designer (put the degree into use after all). Favouring watercolour and fineliner Natalie also enjoys experimenting in new techniques and different mediums. Good paper and a brand new set of pencils make her the happiest girl alive.

Drawing inspiration from anything and everywhere her greatest influence are storytellers… Enid Blyton, Dr. Seuss, Tim Burton and Walt Disney. She also fancies old wives tales and funny phrases and sayings that old people use. She hopes that her work attracts the viewer on multiple levels but ultimately leaves them with a wry smile and a warm feeling inside.