Natalie Dyer was trained as a young student at the School of Graphic Design in Sydney. At this point technology had hardly been incorporated into the course, training was rigorous and students' illustration and other fine art skills were highly developed. She then worked within the industry, moving on to set up her own successful art studio. Moving to sunny Queensland from Sydney, Natalie taught art classes for a number of years, but is now happiest when painting from her studio in Noosa, Australia. Vibrant flowers and rich, colourful abstracts tantalise art lovers, whilst her landscapes, streetscapes and seascapes showcase the beauty of her surroundings. Through her work, Natalie seeks to give her viewers a little bit of "time out" to appreciate the little, but important things in life that can sometimes be overlooked. Much of her influence comes from the Masters, her favourite being John Singer Sargent. His amazing portraits inspire Natalie's passion for portraiture. Modern-day masters such as Frederick McCubbin, Richard Schmidt and David Leffel also inspire her, as does Modigliani, who constantly challenged what was regarded as 'acceptable art' of his time.