Nathalie Kalbach in Jerry’s Artist Spotlight


Nathalie Kalbach is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Artist Spotlight

Nathalie’s early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told her she had no talent. Nathalie worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.

For the last decade Nathalie has been exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. She worked in art journals and on canvas, incorporating collage and found objects.

Painting by Nathalie Kalbach with Liquitex Acrylics (See her paint this in our blog on Tuesday 6/23)

For Nathalie, creating art is a dialogue between her skills and the supplies she uses. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.

In Nathalie’s mixed media canvases she emphasizes urban subject matter, especially gentrification. She depicts the vibrancy as well as the decay that she sees in the cities around her from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.

Nathalie teaches Mixed Media Workshops around the globe and online. She loves to use Liquitex Professional Acrylics for her urban paintings and in her workshops because Liquitex paints are all intermixable with each other and create the texture and vibrancy Nathalie strives for.

Nathalie is a Liquitex Brand Ambassador since 2014.

Look out for more of Nathalie The Splatter tuesday June 23rd. She’ll be demonstrating her work with Liquitex Acrylics!

Or see more art like this below at



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