Natalie Knowles shows fourteen hyper-realistic pen and pencil portraits, tours de force of mark-making, produced when she was aged 15-17. Predominantly completed in 2000, these portraits strive to capture the zeitgeist of a new millennium through the eyes of a young adult. Natalie studied work by Goya and Mengs to produce her own portraits of contemporary behemoths Peter Cushing, David Beckham, and George Lucas.
The artist says, 'It is with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that I am exhibiting the portraits in 2018. For the first time ever all fourteen will be presented in chronological order in one room. They will tell the story of the summer of 2000 when my artistic career began.'
Natalie Knowles is now an award winning artist and illustrator. www.natalieknowlesart.com