Natalie Hartel is a California-based artist and author. Her passion for literature both new and old has seeded in her the desire to create art to accompany the written word.  

Her illustrated novels, currently untitled, focus on the happenings in her fantasy world, Ivren.

The first completed story will be about a Noboru boy named Varyn and his relationship with two dragons, Serra and Doryd.


Influences (Artists): Wylie BeckertTerryl WhitlatchGregory Manchess, Yuko ShimizuEric NyquistLaurel Long,
Samantha Fields, Anastasia Kim.

Influences (Authors): J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, Frank Herbert, Emily Rodda, William Shakespeare, Leo Carew, Naomi Novik.



  • 2018 - Contemporary Drawing & Painting in Florence: Renaissance Past & Present, California State University Summer Arts, Florence, Italy.

  • 2019 - Bachelors Degree in Art from California State University Northridge, Honors.


Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 - Arte Senza Confini (In Celebration of Art Without Borders), California State University International Program, Firenze, Italy.

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