Isenhour captures her emotional response to the landscape with a contemporary expressionistic style in both oil and pastel. While from a distance a first impression is the realistic feeling of the work, but a closer look reveals a contemporary edge where her mark-making controls the impressions of mass and delicacy. Participating in numerous plein air events throughout the year informs her studio work through the on-site study of value and color temperature as it can only be seen with the eye. Observation and her degree in Geology afford her a deep understanding of the landforms and the bones of the earth that allow her to so effectively convey the depth and mass of her subjects. You will find her work hauntingly unpopulated as she tries to convey the emotion of place while leaving you alone in your thoughts.
In 2019, Isenhour was awarded Best Pastel in the April/May Plein Air Salon, won Best in Show for Aspen Morning at the Central City Plein Air Festival by judge Bruce Gomez, and awarded the Holbein Award by Lyn Asselta in the Pastel Society of Southern California’s Make Your Mark International Online Exhibition. Currently exhibiting at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in the Cowgirl Up! Invitational, Natasha is also a Featured Artist for Mendocino Plein Air for 2020, all while painting her way to her Solo Exhibition at Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe in June, Earth and Sky: Natasha Isenhour. Her work, Overlooking Morning, was also selected by editor of Plein Air Magazine for the May 2020 Plein Air Portfolio. Also upcoming in 2020 are features in both Southwest Art Magazine and Art of the West Magazine.
Natasha Isenhour is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of New Mexico, Signature Member and President of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Associate Member with Distinction of American Women Artists.
Natasha is represented by:
Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado
RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Cobalt Fine Arts, Tubac, Arizona