Natalie

Natalie Buske Thomas during taping of St. Patrick's Day show March 2021

Natalie Buske Thomas is an American oil painter, entertainer, teacher and author. She was born in upstate New York and has lived in the Midwest U.S. (Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin), Germany, Ireland, and is now living in the Deep South in Coastal Georgia. Explore the links below to learn more about Natalie’s work or contact Natalie for more information.

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NEW! Interactive Kindle version of “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith

50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith: Watch me Paint the Art by [Natalie Buske Thomas]

Even better, choose the beautiful hardcover book

NEW! The 50 Oil Paintings Inspired By series produces a new book each year. Currently there are two published art collections (Savannah, Georgia 2019, Christian Faith 2020) and a third collection in production (Nature 2021). Natalie’s lifetime goal is 1k finished oil paintings!

 

Note: Visit Natalie’s author page on Amazon for information about her books. Her books are found on most other platforms as well, so if you prefer other sellers please check your favorite stores first.

 

Natalie Buske Thomas is the author of 30+ books. She has written a mystery series, books on faith, and children’s books, but her focus currently is on art books for adults (family friendly). These works are collections of her oil paintings bundled as 50 paintings published annually as a quality hardcover book, with interactive e-book versions to watch Natalie paint the art. You may also watch Natalie paint the art as she completes it FREE on this site through her blog.

 

Free digital books are also available:

  • “Grandpa Smiles” is FREE on Google Play and other sellers.
  • “Angels Mark” (mystery/thriller for adult readers) is FREE on all platforms. If you find an e-book seller that is charging you, do not buy it! The digital version of book 1 of the Serena dozen is always FREE.
  • Other books are free as well (possibly only temporarily), and some are offered in digital form occasionally here on this site.
  • If finances are a hardship, please seek free books before committing to paying for them. Do a search at all of your favorite downloading sites. Most platforms carry Natalie’s books.

“Grandpa Smiles” Videos

Watch me paint the illustrations for children’s book Grandpa Smiles

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“Flying to Heaven”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘Flying to Heaven’) is the eighth illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

NOTE: There are several more oil paintings featured in the book that do not have videos:

  1. The boy’s karate class attire and backpack
  2. His shoes
  3. Profile of the boy as preteen and teen
  4. Portrait of the boy’s grandparents on the wall

Items 2-3 were done on scrap flatboard. Item 4 was a previous painting for a gallery exhibit.

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“Cardinal in a Tree”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘Cardinal in a Tree’) is the seventh illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

Read “Grandpa Smiles” in this 2 minute video version
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“Jumping in Leaves”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘Jumping in Leaves’) is the sixth illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

This art is also included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“.

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“Hospital”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘Hospital’) is the fifth illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

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“Flutters By”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art ‘Blue Butterfly’ (the ‘Flutters By’ scene) is the third illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

Blue Butterfly” is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“.

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“The Toddler Creeps”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘The Toddler Creeps’) is the second illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

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“The Baby Sleeps”

Watch Natalie paint this illustration from children’s book “Grandpa Smiles”

“This art (‘The Baby Sleeps’) is the beginning illustration for my first oil painting book Grandpa Smiles, published in 2014. It is a short sweet inspirational and comforting children’s book about losing a grandparent. A family’s love is forever.”

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