Natalie is an award-winning artist who sculpts with passion and presence
Her sculptures seem to have a soul and “speak” as if they were alive.
A California native, Natalie grew up in the paradise of Santa Barbara, where she started drawing and painting in childhood. She has received commissions and outstanding achievement awards since grade school and attended life-drawing classes when she was 13. Always a nature lover, plein air painting along the coastal and wooded foothills of California was her passion - a passion she still enjoys today. She enrolled at the University of California, Davis, when she was 18 to study with San Francisco artist Wayne Thiebaud and sculptor Robert Arneson. Natalie received her BA with high honors in Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After studying with master figure sculptor Richard MacDonald in 2009, she began making bronzes from her clay sculptures.
Currently she lives in Arizona with her husband, Jim (a retired medical doctor, publisher and promoter in global wellness). Their travels to many of the world’s sacred sites and temples (Laos, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Bhutan and Cambodia) were her inspiration to sculpt Buddhas and figures in meditation.
Beginning in 2007, their pilgrimages to India produced many profound spiritual experiences, especially when they spent time with Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma (a spiritual teacher and avatar). Studying and experiencing Shaktism with Amma led her to sculpt Hindu deities. Today, all of these bronzes are at Sripuram and worshiped in daily puja at the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre’s meditation hall.
In addition to Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma, Natalie’s artwork has been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Amma Sri Karunamayi. Her dharma is to serve the Divine through her art in order to uplift humanity and help make the world a more peaceful, beautiful and loving place.
Nataji® ships the inspirational bronzes of Natalie Levin to an International clientele, as they are found in private collections around the world.
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