Natalie Hoebing Bio
Natalie Hoebing was born and raised in Arizona. She will graduate Spring of 2017 from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship and an Art minor. With the guidance of her high school professor, Natalie fell in love with charcoal drawing. She was awarded the “Most Talented Artist” of her class upon graduation from Notre Dame Preparatory.
While enrolled at Gonzaga University, Natalie was greatly influenced by her painting professor, Robert Gilmore, who introduced her to the world of color.
In her free time, she has created many pieces for different charities in Spokane. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, she was fortunate enough to study Art and Finance in Florence, Italy and multiple cities in China. During school, she has interned under the founder of Beyond Pink, a nonprofit in Spokane dedicated to raising money to supply women with breast cancer screening in situations where they cannot otherwise afford them. She is also the project manager and leader of a team seeking to create a wellness center in the heart of Spokane.
Natalie plans on moving back to her home in Scottsdale, Arizona in late May of 2017. You can find her newest work at her last exhibit in Spokane at the Richmond Art Collective, which will be displayed until May 14, 2017.
Natalie Hoebing Artist Statement
“The art is in the cooking, not the recipe.” –Robert Gilmore
My paintings and drawings follow an intuitive process that is rather impulsive. Once I find my idea and begin my work, I enter a music-induced state of meditation. Music grounds myself in the emotion of a piece and often affects the mood of the work. Behind the emotion lies my biggest inspiration—Robert Gilmore. Robert Gilmore, recently deceased professor of painting at Gonzaga University, was the person who advanced my portraiture drawing and introduced me to my love for painting. He helped me hone my techniques and own my vision while not trying to change my creative process.
Next to Gilmore, my biggest motivators are Robert Longo, Chuck Close and Francoise Nielly. I have admired these artists since I was in middle school as all of their pieces are massive and breathtaking and manage to compose humanity in a single, immersive, high-contrast, life-filled image.