Natalie Wood is an award-winning British artist and the latest of the UK’s new generation of female artists to make the big time.
Woods first big-name show was the acclaimed series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which was released in 2003.
Her latest project is a new series of nude wood paintings, inspired by the book The Wood Book.
“I’ve been given an opportunity to take on the world, to explore and tell my own stories and my own personal stories,” she said.
Natalie Wood, The Lizzy Bennet Diary, 2003.
Image copyright AP: Getty ImagesWoods said she wanted to show the world the work she was doing.
“It’s an opportunity for me to have the chance to be a part of the bigger conversation and the bigger story that is the world and that is humanity,” she added.
Woods’ paintings include The Lumpy Cat, a portrait of a cat which she drew while on a visit to New York, and the Nude Wood, a nude portrait of herself.
She has previously worked with artists such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Nick Drake, and has made a name for herself in the arts world for her work as a writer.
Wood said her new series was inspired by The Lizzard Book, the best-selling children’s book about an ice skater and his ice-cream-eating friend.
The book is set in New York in 1920s New York City, and tells the story of an ice-skating and ice-making friend who becomes friends with a boy and a girl who can make ice.
Wood also drew an original illustration for The Liza Minnelli film The Lollywog, about a lollywogan who falls in love with a young man.
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