Natalie Voelker stands out as our Resident Visual Artist, having been a vital part of the Maple Street community as both a visual artist and a dancer, since our very beginning! Several of her earlier works grace the walls of both the Front and Back Door Studios, regularly.
Natalie Voelker makes drawings and paintings that highlight the depth and mystery of seemingly ordinary people. Having met and worked with people on 3 continents, she conceives of our human experience as both uniquely specific and shared via a visceral emotionality. Her work has been featured in multiple publications including the anthology, BARED, and the French-English magazine, VolUp. She has produced commissioned works for the Harwood Art Center, 508 Mural Festival, the City of Albuquerque, and various private collections. Her painting, Ethan Sleeping, was selected as the featured work for the state of New Mexico by Figure50.com, a national juried figurative art competition. In addition to her art practice, Natalie teaches workshops, classes, and individualized private art instruction. She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin and currently works out of Albuquerque, NM. Visit Natalie Voelker’s Website.