Natalie Jane Martinez
BA (Hons) Illustration
I am a Norwich-based emerging printmaker and cut-paper artist specialising in greeting cards, book covers, and other forms of applied illustration and merchandising.
While researching for my dissertation, I developed a keen interest in all aspects of material culture and how everyday objects and items can enhance our lives, trigger memories, stir emotions, and synthesise historical and contemporary stories. I continue to be driven through the exploration of the physical world and the creation of objects that can generate meaning and sentiments, as well as pushing the boundaries of what I can achieve with the resources available to me.
My work explores themes of literature and linguistics, and I am passionate about making illustrations that can unify a wider international audience, particularly through the incorporating other languages in my work.