My name is Nadia and I grew up in Southern Africa, where I studied art and architecture. From a young age, I felt a very strong connection with my natural surroundings and determined my dream job was to be an architect, designing game lodges in the African wilderness. Then life happened!
After qualifying with my architectural degrees in Cape Town, I moved to London “to get some experience” and ended up staying for 15 years. I became an award-winning architect, involved in projects spanning various sectors, including the prestigious redevelopment of the Royal Galleries at Buckingham Palace and the renovation of St. John’s College, Oxford.
I always kept my artistic roots alive, but Zone 4 of London didn’t provide quite the same inspiration as Southern Africa for me!
A move to Utah in 2017 changed that dynamic and rekindled my great love affair with the natural world. I started to explore the vast and varied landscapes, flora, and fauna of the southwestern United States and was immediately infatuated. Following a desire to fill a creative void within, and to share miracles of nature, I began producing a collection of exciting and fresh artistic pieces to reflect this soul connection. Each series is an exploration in a certain style and color schematic, ranging from realistic soft pastels on paper to brighter abstracts in acrylics on canvas.
I hope you’ll check back regularly as I progress on this incredibly fulfilling creative expedition!