What Can I Do For You?

NatashaMaybe you’re here because you want to know a little about me, but first, let me tell you about what I can do for you.

  • I can immortalize your precious family members (including the four-legged ones) by creating fantastic portraits.
  • I can make fabulously unique gifts that even the person who has everything can appreciate.
  • I can teach you and your kids some real art techniques. Not paint by numbers art. Not art designed just to keep a large group busy.
  • I can show you how to improve your art.
  • And I can bring you a moment of zen, a time-out from your busy day and a way to unwind and refocus with my coloring pages. I can help distract you from life’s stresses, whatever they may be.

Some Things You May Not Know About Me

Some quick facts.
  • I homeschool. I homeschool in part because I actually like spending time with my daughters. Well, one of them. (Ha ha! It’s not what you think: I like spending time with both of my children, but I only homeschool one of them.) Unlike a lot of mothers,  the end of summer break makes me sad.
  • I like to garden. I love helping to create life (and also watching my husband do all of that heavy work, occasionally accidentally lighting the backyard on fire). But I hate the Alabama heat, humidity, devil grass, and bugs, so I’ve pretty much given up on many of my horticulture efforts. I grew up in Colorado where battling Mother Nature was so much easier.
  • I love to hike. This love was instilled in me by an adventurous grandfather that was always exploring new trails and undiscovered places in southern Utah.
  • I hate hiking alone.
  • I once donated a kidney and it was hard and it was easy. My dark secret is that I loved the recovery period afterward because for the first time in my life I could allow myself to take pleasure in doing nothing and no one expected anything from me.
  • I teach art classes out of my home and I love my students. Seeing how each one expresses their personality through their art is inspiring and invigorating.

I am always learning from other artists, great teachers, and my students.


The Bio: For all the media people knocking down my door

Natasha Nashadka is an artist, portraitist, teacher, blogger, and homeschooler. (I know – when does she find the time to sleep?) She has been drawn to art (pun intended) for as long as she can remember, and she periodically talks about herself in the third person.
Not only does she want to add more meaning to people’s lives through art, she strives to find artful solutions to their problems as well.
A few of her favorite projects have been:
  • Painting a mural of Jesus Feeding The Five Thousand donated to the Salvation Army’s soup kitchen.
  •  The Painted Bra project to raise money for breast cancer research.
  • Painted scenery for the Whimsical Woods, a project by Burritt on the Mountain, that encourages children to get outdoors and experience hands-on play.


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