Paintings, Natalie Voelker - contemporary oil paintings, encaustic painting,
Fortitude, oil painting portraits of Melissa by Natalie Voelker

Fortitude

Fortitude: Portraits of the Perseverant is a collection of large-scale portrait paintings depicting the complexity of human experience through the lens of the intimate, personal, and specific. The subjects are possessors of fortitude – the courage to persevere when faced with pain or adversity. Painted on loose unstretched canvases, these life-size, full-body portraits imply ambiguous narratives; viewers are faced with reconsidering their first impressions. These works elevate the assumed mundane and invite viewers to look more deeply and compassionately at their fellow human beings. Without revealing the details of each subject’s story, these works allow the viewer to contemplate the meaning of fortitude and the circumstances under which it is ignored, acknowledged, or celebrated.

a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
Davetta

oil on canvas; 4 x 5 feet

a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Melissa

oil and aerosol on canvas; 4.8 x 6 feet

a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Aziza

oil on canvas; 4.6 x 6 feet

a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
Briana

oil on canvas; 4 x 5 feet

portrait painting on canvas, Misty
Misty

oil on canvas; 4.8 x 6 feet

portrait painting on canvas, Misty
Kim

oil and aerosol on canvas; 5 x 6 feet

portrait study of Kim in oil, detail, contemporary portrait painting

Portrait Studies

a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Study of Kim

oil on panel; 12 x 12 inches; AVAILABLE

portrait painting of Kristina, oil on panel
Study of Kristina

oil on panel; 12 x 12 inches; AVAILABLE

a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
Portrait of Reyes

oil on panel; 12 x 12 inches; AVAILABLE

a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
Self Portrait, 2018

oil on panel; 12 x 12 inches; SOLD

oil and encaustic painting, portrait of my mother

Other Paintings

a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
City Ghost
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Scorpion
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Adam and Eve
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Jose
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
Winter
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
The Bather
a public art mural painting of 2 women from the 1930s
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Flowerpiercer
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Squirrel
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Iya Family Portrait
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Royal Couple
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
The Fall
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Mountain Bluebird
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Portrait of my Mother
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
Fawns and Bunnies
a public art mural painting of 2 girls from the 1930s
Andi
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
The Cup
a mural painting in a loft by Natalie Voelker and Reyes Padilla
Ethan Sleeping
large contemporary oil painting on panel
Portrait of Erica

oil on panel; 7 x 2.5 foot diptych; SOLD

lithograph, tamirind institute, Blue Corn Posole and Anasazi Beans; Three-color lithograph;
Blue Corn Posole and Anasazi Beans
acrylic painting of 2 latina girls
Two Girls

 

©2017 Natalie Voelker