Nathalie Tierce

Nathalie Tierce

In her career as an artist, Nathalie Tierce has worked on projects as diverse as productions for Shell Silverstein, Andrew Llyod Webber, The Rolling Stones, period dramas for the BBC, feature films such as Martin Scorcese’s Shutter Island, Tim Burton’s Alice, and painting murals for Disney.

In her work as a visual storyteller, she uses cartoon and symbolic imagery to convey psychological struggles in her paintings and drawings. Her three books, Chronicles of Fear - Tales of Woe, Fairy Tale Remnants, and Pulling Weeds from a Cactus Garden - Life is full of Pricks, are surreal fairy tales for grown-ups, compiled of her mixed media work, accompanied by her short prose.

The acclaimed counterculture cartoonist and artist R. Crumb wrote about Tierce;“ a genuine visionary artist with a direct line to (her) subconscious.”

Jessica McCort - Los Angeles Review of Books -“Tierce participates in the Goreyesque tradition of destroying readers’ expectations for the work they have picked up — in this case, the picture book.”

Dave Cooper, artist, animator, and cartoonist, said, "Tierce's paintings are wonderful. Bizarre and genuine and unsettling. Some reminded me of the great George Grosz.

The Comics Review U.K. Included her book, Pulling Weeds from a Cactus Garden, in “Best of 2021” and said, “The marriage of image and text…can simultaneously tickle like a feather, cut like a scalpel and hit like a steam-hammer.”

Born and raised in New York City, Nathalie received her formal training at Pratt Institute in New York and L’ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then spent ten years in Europe refining her craft as a painter.

Her artwork appears in publications such as Mineshaft and Spread Love.

She maintains a studio in Glendale, CA, living with her sculptor husband, Chris Towle, son Joshua, and two cats.

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