Natasha Wescoat and Jeweled Trees
A self-taught artist from Michigan, Natasha comes from a family of artists, including the famous painter, Georgia O’Keefe. She began drawing at an early age when her interest in geeks and crime fighting birthed her obsession for superhero comic books. First copying the art of others, and then creating her own characters, Natasha’s childhood love for the fantastical world fueled her passion for pop art.
As a teenager, she became inspired by Gustav Klimt, Takashi Murakami, and Tim Burton and planned for a career as an artist and animator for Disney. Natasha began studying graphic design and fine art at Delta College before a series of successful eBay auctions in 2004 launched her commercial career. Since those very first online sales, she now has more than 1,000 original pieces in private and corporate collections around the world. She is perhaps best known for her whimsical landscapes and the popular, award-winning series, “Jeweled Trees,” the series that propelled her into a professional career.
Today, her colorful and playful style has helped her to create uniquely identifiable imagery that extends beyond her trademarked “Jeweled Trees” to other colorful landscapes, whimsical creatures, and young women in fantasy themes. She has an exceptional eye for design and emerging trends and uses her skills to develop colorful artwork that appeals to everyone, whether in the home, in the office, or on products.
Prolific and hardworking, Natasha is a highly-skilled self-promoter. Her talent, determination, and love of technology have helped her create a diverse and obsessive fan base truly unique to any young artist. She excels in connecting with her fans, collectors, and clients to keep them coming back for more.
She is a juried member of EBSQ and Self Representing Artists. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the 2008 Artists and Graphic Designers Market Book, the New York Time’s Bestseller and Wall Street Journal Bestseller ”Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk, and “Fans, Friends and Followers” by Scott Kirsner. The A&E Channel, NBC News, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Lifetime Channel, the Ritz-Carlton gallery in Los Angeles, Leo Laporte’s TWiT, and Ford have shown Natasha’s work. She is also an Abrakadoodle Artist of Distinction.
Natasha was one of Ford Motor Company’s first 100 agents in the “Fiesta Movement.” She spent more than six months behind the wheel of her own Fiesta, live streaming her experience to help launch the Fiesta brand.
In addition to her painting and the development of a new children’s book, Natasha writes regularly at her official blog, Fresh Gloss, and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences about art, social media, self-promotion, and motivational topics. She serves as Chief Creative Officer of Natasha Wescoat Enterprises, LLC, a firm she co-founded in 2011 to promote her art and work.