GIVERNY | The Collection | Watercolor
Join Natalie Ray at Atlas Beauty in West Asheville for the release of Giverny | The Collection on September 14th at 4pm. The celebration will be part of Atlas Beauty’s End of Summer Pop Up Market featuring many local artisans.
What: End of Summer Pop Up Market
When: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Where: Atlas Beauty
915 Haywood Rd Suite 103
Asheville, NC 28806
About the Collection
The truth is, I haven’t always known I wanted to be a painter. I didn’t just wake up one day and decide either. It happened to me while I was walking through Monet’s gardens in the town of Giverny outside of Paris. I had decided to move to Barcelona and I stopped in Paris for a few weeks to set up and launch a portrait collection opening with The McLoughlin Gallery. Oh a whim I decided to take the bus to Giverny. As I was walking through Monet’s home and gardens I felt something 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵. I suddenly felt chained to the path of Monet and decided right there to study watercolor. It doesn’t really make sense, either, because what did watercolor have to do with anything? I can’t really explain it, other than saying I just knew. I knew I wanted to study painting, and I knew it had to be watercolor.
I spent the next 5 months attending art school and going on artist retreats in Barcelona. I painted every single day.
To this day, I haven’t stopped painting and studying. I’ve never tired of it and I never stop thinking about it. This collection is dedicated to the town (and the artist behind these stunning gardens) that started it all for me, and kicked off a life of love and beauty I never knew could be so full.