Biography: Artist: Natasha Barnes

Natasha Barnes is a self-taught artist, starting her artistic journey at the age of seven in watercolours. She now considers herself an abstract painter, and enjoys creating large works of colours full of expressionism and movement.

Her career started at the Silwood Kitchens, receiving a Grande Diplome in Cordon Bleu cookery and worked as a cookery editor. She has published a book, "The Culinary Adventures of a travelling Cook", combining her two passions together.

She is one of Africa's most published artists, selling her paintings all over the world, in both corporate and private commissions.