Measuring close to 40 wide, this interpretation of Central Park is the largest piece of work IGMA Artisan member Natasha Beshenkovsky has ever created. Holly June Browne, a fan and major collector of Natasha’s work, first proposed the idea and Natasha has run with it, creating a panorama of life in New York City’s Central Park, complete with roller bladers, dog walkers, tourists and the city skyline in the background.
In recent years, Natasha, already widely known for her exquisite paintings and decorated furniture has been branching out making small (and now large) vignettes as well as free standing figures using the interesting juxtaposition of flat surfaces to suggest complete three dimensional objects. The vignettes made with this technique are completely charming, managing to capture the feeling of the original folky or fine art scenes, but still look rather modern and fresh at the same time.
Natasha will be delivering the completed creation to Holly at the IGMA show next month, placing it on exhibition for the duration of the show, allowing attendees the chance to see it before it heads south to its new home.