Natalie Silitch is a self-taught artist whose
individual style is widely recognized. Natalie's crackled canvas figures
and whimsical fabric angels appear regularly in leading magazines,
galleries, museum shops and stores throughout the USA as well as Europe.
Natalie began her folk art career as an adjunct to her antique business in 1980. She predicted a rising interest in folk art and began carving and painting wooden fruits, vegetable and animals. Her designs were quickly sold and a cottage industry was born. After outgrowing her home workshop, she moved to a large warehouse space in 1990, where she now employs a number of full-time artisans as well as at-home seamstresses.
Throughout the year new items are created with a whimsical look that is
now identified as Natalie's own distinctive style. She continues to draw
on the past--a new design might employ a piece of antique lace or an
button, and often incorporates objects found in nature. It is this fresh
approach that keeps her on the leading edge of the American folk art