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November 30, 2009

Meet the correspondents: SANTO DOMINGO > Nathalie Ramirez

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"Drawing has been to me my most faithful mirror. 'A drawing never lies' I heard someone dear to me say once, and boy is it true.

I grew up surrounded by paintbrushes and music on this half island called Dominican Republic. I have always believed that I carry this craving for art in my blood, my grandfather was a self taught painter, my mother a painting teacher, my father an architect.

At high school I thought I wanted to go on and study advertising, yet a friend advised me to go to a wonderful design school, Altos de Chavon, in a town here called La Romana. I graduated in Fine Arts and Illustration. From there, I went on to Parsons in New York City, and a fantastic teacher opened my eyes and heart to the world of reportage drawing.

It has become an intrinsic part of my life now. I'm always willing to learn and grow from the experience of drawing life as it's happening around me. It's a priceless gift, and although I cannot say I haven't run into frustrating moments, drawing is always there for me, as my eyes, as my hands, as my voice."

• Nathalie's blog.
• Nathalie's art on flickr.

16 comments :

jerry waese said...

amazing work

marina said...

Welcome, you are going to enjoy here! Love your works!

Isabel said...

welcome like your line and color!

omar said...

bienvenida! me encanta tu estilo!

Roger O'Reilly said...

Nathalie
Welcome to UrbanSketchers. Your sketch is outstanding. Lovely natural composition and linework.
Looking forward to your future entries.

Fouad Dakhouch said...

Bienvenida Nathalie.
Tu blog es psicodélicamente divertido. Esperamos más.

Evelyn Howard said...

It's a lovely piece.

TIA said...

Welcome to the USk community. Fantastic work you have.

Veronica Lawlor said...

Hey Nathalie, great to see you here! Beautiful drawing! xo Ronnie

Nina Johansson said...

Welcome to USk! Beautiful sketch, I´m looking forward to seeing more!

Bajzek said...

Welcome! I like your style!

lapin said...

bienvenue! your blog is beautiful, I'm sure we will delight seeing your sketches on USk!

VHein said...

Your work is fantastic, Nathalie, so full of life and energy!

matthew_c said...

Hi and welcome Nathalie.
Looked at your blog - WOW, you have serious talent! Looking forward to seeing new sketches here.

Nathalie said...

Hello Everyone! I´m so excited to be here! :) Thank you for your kind feedback it is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

realmente es increible esa mano que tienes... la vision y todo. admiro mucho tus tecnicas.. me podrias ayudar? danchi242@hotmail.com