Natasha Lien (b. 1977) is a fine artist in drawing, painting and printmaking.
Natasha's compositions depict people, landscapes and cityscapes working with perspective, colour, tone, rhythm and form. She draws and paints from life and in many locations, from drawing large-scale interiors in the V&A, creating etchings from detailed studies of trees on Hampstead Heath, to painting landscapes in Jordan.
After her undergraduate training at Central St Martin's, Natasha completed her postgraduate studies at The Prince's Drawing School. Following graduation, one of her drawings Kensington Gardens (138 x 149cm) was selected by Royal Academician Ben Levine for the 2007 Summer Exhibition. The drawing, depicting a view of trees, was given a special mention by Levine who thought it "especially memorable"; it was also featured on The Royal Academy website and in their illustrated catalogue. Following this success, Natasha received a commission for a 4ft x 4ft drawing of The Old Vic Theatre for Kevin Spacey. Other notable drawings include 'V&A New Court' and 'Trajan in the Cast Court'; a solar photo etching of the latter has recently been acquired by the V&A.
Natasha has shown her work in many exhibitions, including the 2004 and 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Friends Open exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, the NEAC at the Mall Galleries, Chase Exhibition at The Royal College of Art. She has had a solo exhibition in the Pearson Gallery at The Slade and has exhibited in NOA at Somerset House.
Natasha enjoys teaching and is currently a visiting tutor at The Art Academy. She also teaches privately in her home studio and conducts workshops in schools nationally.
Natasha is an accomplished cellist and her early training as a musician informs her drawings of musicians in action. She was artist in residence at Tetbury Music Festival. She plays the cello regularly in a number of orchestras, including the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.
Public and Private Collections include: Victoria & Albert Museum, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, HRH The Prince of Wales and Kevin Spacey.
Full Name: Natasha Lien
2005 – 2006 The Prince’s Drawing School:
Postgraduate Diploma (MA level)
1996 – 2000 Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design: Foundation and BA Course
1994 – 1996 Haileybury College (100% Music Scholarship):
A-Levels in Art, History of Art, English with Theatre Studies.
Selected Exhibitions and Awards:
2016 'Sensations of Colour, Petra' Solo Exhibition at The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
2014 NOA, Somerset House, The Minerva Festival Theatre, Chichester
2014 Friends' Open Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery
2012 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
2011 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
2011 Friends' Open Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery
2010 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
2009 Solo exhibition, Tetbury Music Festival
2008 Chase Exhibition, The Royal College of Art
2008 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2007 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
2007 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2006 – 2007 Awarded a Drawing Scholarship with The New English Art Club
2004 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2003 Solo exhibition at The Pearson Gallery, Slade UCL
2002 Chateau de Balleroy, The Prince’s School Landscape Painting Expedition
Tetbury Music Festival
Selected Publications and Articles:
A trip to the Royal Tomb with Natasha Lien NaoRococo.net
‘Who's Who in Art’, 37th Edition, Morven Press
V&A Guest Post: Artist Natasha Lien on how the V&A Cast Courts inspire her work. link
‘Who's Who in Art’, 36th Edition, Morven Press
‘Who’s Who in Art’, 35th Edition, Hilmarton Press
‘Who’s Who in Art’, 34th Edition, Hilmarton Press
2008 Dec 12th
Radio 4's Front Row interview on Titian’s ‘Diana and Actaeon’
Featured in The Artist magazine
Featured in The Artist magazine
The Royal Academy Illustrated Summer Exhibition Catalogue
Mention on the ‘Gallery IV’ page on the Royal Academy of Arts website
HRH The Prince of Wales
Kevin Spacey (drawing of The Old Vic Theatre 2007)
Victoria & Albert Museum
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts