Natasha Zahn Pristas
Regarding her long-held interest in the creative arts, Natasha says, “To retain who I am, I have to put something down on the page. I’ve always sketched while traveling, and watercolor was simply a way to add color to those sketches. Soon I became enamored enough with the medium to use it purposefully and to aim my pencils and brushes closer to home.”
For Natasha, “the point has always been to quickly render something—to 'catch' it on the page. Art has always been a way to hold onto a bit of joy that comes my way—a color, a flower, a mood…. Watercolor allows for this spontaneity and fluidity, and combining media creates depth and richness."
Natasha's signature style mixes sketching in pencil or pen, using watercolor paints, and adding texture with watercolor pencils. While her main medium is watercolor, she also dabbles in collage, printmaking, and bookmaking.
Natasha’s art was chosen for the Kodiak Crab Fest t-shirt logo and the Southeast Alaska Garden Conference & Tradeshow poster.