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 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.Nathalie’s early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told her she had no talent. She worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.She regained confidence in her creativity and has spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. She has worked in art journals and on canvases, incorporating collage and found objects. Nathalie’s projects have been published in several art, craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed media books. She taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 she was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.Since Spring 2015 Nathalie is Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In March 2016 she released four Acrylic Paint workshop DVD’s with ArtistNetwork TV (Colorful Foundations, Mediums Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining, and Creating Texture Canvases)Nathalie’s artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products, RubberMoon, Stampendous and ArtFoamies. Her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores. From 2014-2015 she was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex.