Art Brokerage: Natasha Barnes South African Artist: b. 1969. Natasha Barnes was born in 1969. She has been painting since the age of seven. Her natural talent and pure passion for painting has led this self-taught artist to develop a profound style, exhibiting expressionism, color and movement. Her paintings are inspirations found in her travels and the love for the rich African images surrounding her life. Apart from a few art lessons as a child, Natasha has had no formal art training. After completing school, she studied Cordon Bleu cookery and worked as a cookery editor and food stylist for a leading South African Magazine, before opening her own cookery school. Her love for the brush finally led to the decision to give up everything and paint professionally. Natasha paints in Acrylic and her endless inspiration is absorbed in the mind and transferred to the canvas without looking at the subject. Her work is exhibited extensively and can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. Listings wanted.