Natalie was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In the midst of enjoying a successful career in Information Technology, Natalie decided to explore her artistic talents and passion for hand forging.
In 2010, while maintaining a career and family, Natalie returned to school to study jewelry art and design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. During her time at NSCAD she studied the practices of jewelry design and metalsmithing. Natalie is also a certified Jewelry Professional from the Gemology Institute of America (GIA).
Over the years, Natalie has developed a passion for the environment and this passion has influenced her jewelry designs. She strives to find new and creative ways to use recovered materials – such as glass destined for the landfill or forgotten pieces of jewelry and silverware.
Her focus is on the creation of statement jewelry and glass art, which usually incorporate materials such as precious metals, semi precious stones and upcycled materials. The name of each piece is reflective of what comes to mind the first time you see it. Each piece is one of a kind, what I see, is not always what you see, but as a standalone piece of art it often sparks great conversation. The results of her transformed creations are both beautiful and sustainable.
In 2016, Natalie moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband Robert and started Artistic Intentions.
- 2010 Nocturne Exhibit – Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
- 2011 Nocturne Exhibit – NSCAD Port Campus, Halifax, Nova Scotia
- 2016 Ocean Springs Library, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
- 2017 Gallery 782, Biloxi, Mississippi
- Gemology Institute of America (GIA) Alumni
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society