Natalie Crossley was born and raised Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her BFA at Brigham Young University—Idaho with an emphasis in oil painting. For 7 years Natalie had the wonderful opportunity to work and manage a team of artists on temple murals for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is currently helping individuals preserve cherished family memories through custom artwork.
Natalie’s Goal as an artist is to invite people to remember the peace and joy that can be found in the world, but that often gets overlooked. Through the images she paints she hopes to inspired uplifted and invite others to realms of wholesome thought and living: reminding them of who they are as divine children of God. Natalie shares, “ I have always had a passion for art. I love how the right kind of lighting can make anything look beautiful. Gods creations are inspiring to me and when I take time to study learn from his hand inspires me ….. God, who created the earth is a wonderful teacher. I find joy in striving to capture with paint what He describes through light!
One of my favorite reminders of the main core purpose of why I do anything was stated by a friend and co worker. She shared “ its’s not just about the painting. Its about the people.” (Linda Christensen). My hope is that many will find personal meaning and be reminded of the love God has for them.
Natalie’s has helped with 23 different temples murals in the 7 years she worked for and later managed for Linda Curley Christensen.
Natalie’s art has been in several galleries and featured in several shows and Galleries:
Prickly Rock studios
Western Walls Art Show
The Scera Gallery
Inspirational art association
Zion’s Bank art show
Midway art association
Heirloom art Gallery
Published with covenant Communications INC- as one of the artist is the book called “Beautiful Truths form the First Vision”
Altus Fine art
In January of 2015, Natalie Crossley participated in a unique project for the Classical Traditional Conference (CTC) held in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a group of artists headed by Joseph Bricky and Linda Curley Christensen, Natalie worked with Samuel Burt and several students from the Beaux Art Academy located in Salt Lake City. As a team they combined their strengths and completed a 7’ x 15’ mural on stage during the two-day conference. (Picture of the mural is depicted below.)
Of this experience, Natalie shared how it was such a privilege to work alongside amazing artists. She expressed, “Even with our different styles and different ways of achieving an end desire, strengths were witnessed and combined, accomplishing an outcome that would NEVER have been possible had we worked separately. The end result was beautiful! Not only did we have a finished mural but we were able to learn from each others’ techniques!”
Natalie’s art has been shown in the following places in Utah: Prickly Rock Studios Art Show, Western Walls Art Show, and The Scera Gallery.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
If people only knew how hard I worked to gain mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all… Genius is eternal patience.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something… to see clearly poetry, prophecy and religion – all in one.
For me a work of art must be an elevated interpretation of nature. The search for the ideal has been the purpose of my life.