‘Femme Occulte’ by Natalie Foss
Artist: Natalie Foss
Title: ‘Femme Occulte’
Medium: Coloured pencils and Posca pens on 160gsm paper
Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.3″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“This drawing is a little celebratory piece for the women in alchemy! They were rarely depicted and had to be careful to not be discovered, or else they could risk losing everything. There’s very little documentation to find about them, but it is beyond doubt that women took part in the practice of alchemy.” – Natalie Foss
About the Artist:
Natalie Foss is a Norwegian freelance illustrator and artist currently based in London. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in illustration from Kingston university in 2013, and draws primarily with coloured pencils on paper, focusing on bold colours, patterns and emotions.
Natalie works in different fields, from personal projects to commercial commissions. In her drawings she mixes the flat, almost graphic, with the 3-dimentional and detailed – often portraying alienated beings adorned by 60s/70s inspired patterns and motifs.
She finds inspiration in the everyday life, all from thoughts and experiences, the ups and downs, to people, music, subcultures, fashion, patterns, light/shadow, and other observations.