Photo by Jenna
Natalie Tinti was born and raised in southern California where she was the youngest of four kids. Her family consisted of a mix of English and Russian speakers.
Her hometown wasn’t really entertaining for a kid growing up so she found herself making things to waste her time. She spent many days painting in the sun, and many other days prowling areas to find items for art. The halt of things to do in this town influenced her to go deep into creation in any way. As years went by it seemed art brought so much more understanding to life and to herself. This passion kept growing and it seemed funny that it rooted from when she was a toddler. As a kid there was desire to make messes for the sake of observing color mix and form shapes. Time passed by and once she was growing out of this spontaneous bliss she began to find interest in anime. Her older brother would watch shows such as Yugio and Naruto and Natalie would tag along. She was drawn to the mystic creatures and this other world that could be formed by art.
Natalie became immersed in creating. She found herself consistently wanting to improve. She followed manga for guidance and branched out to comics to understand other forms of drawing. Curiosity for art’s properties became her compass. Overtime she came to understand that creating art is powerful. It was a portal to project emotions through characters or situations. Art became a way of healing. Painting with intention of making something mad or anxious was a way of letting this flow out into material. Art was also a portal to a creator’s thought to another person’s thoughts, it could form a conversation.
Natalie Tinti is currently going to Cornish College of the Arts to receive her Masters in Fine Art. She is looking forward to what the future holds. She has plans of curating her own shows and doing murals in the future. Her hope is to reach out to more people in purpose of healing.