“ I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart .” Vincent van Gogh
Natalia Ciriaco is an art teacher and fine artist in Newark, Delaware. Even though she grew up on a 20 acre farm in Maryland surrounded by the beauty of nature, she fell in love with the college town of Newark, De. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Art/Art Education. In 2007, she also graduated from UD with a Masters of Instruction. Natalia was also named Art Teacher of the Year in Delaware in 2015. She has a wonderful husband, 3 kids that keep her busy, and a house filled with artwork and color. She has been teaching art for 22 years and she loves seeing the excitement on her students faces when they enter the art room. Kids need art to be able to express themselves, to be creative, and to be happy. She has a love for art in and outside of the classroom. Not only does she want to share her passion for the arts in the classroom, but she wants to share it with the world.
Natalia’s love of art started when she was living in London, England as a teenager. She attended the American School of London, which was the best experience of her life. Her art teacher, Ms. Guest, was a caring and happy teacher who introduced her to the amazing art in Europe. She was able to travel to many countries while in Europe and experience the amazing art overseas.
Natalia has been creating art all of her life. She started to paint acrylics on canvas in 2014 and fell in love with that medium. Natalia is an artist who uses bold colors to express herself. She focuses on texture and movement. You can see her thick brush strokes and how she expresses herself through her art. Natalia’s art will make you feel happy and calm. Her positive energy moves through her paintings and murals. She is inspired by the beauty of nature on a daily basis. You will love having these colorful but soothing pieces in your home or business. She would love to paint a part of your world, whether it be a landscape, a sunset, or a colorful mural. Her favorite subjects to paint are flowers, landscapes, seascapes, and home portraits. Her most popular paintings, that she has created for clients, are home portraits, dog portraits, flowers, and landscapes. She looks forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to paint your world.