Artist and Entertainer

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 her “forever home” Savannah, Georgia. Explore the links below to learn more about Natalie’s work or contact Natalie for more information.

Wolf oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas


Natalie is an oil painter with a lifetime goal of 1k finished works


Natalie performs variety shows: painting, singing, dancing, more

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Natalie Buske Thomas teaching still from Jan 2021


Natalie teaches online classes and is a public speaker for events

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Cassie and Natalie in bookstore


Natalie is the author of 28+ books, displaying here (above photo) with her daughter (left) who is also an illustrator/author

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Visit Natalie’s active blog

Painting Shows

Natalie’s most recent painting and variety show is Easter 2023 (below). Scroll down this page to watch all painting shows. Don’t forget that there are also 100s of short (2 minute) time lapse painting videos throughout this site, and a full free painting course.

Christmas Show 2022
Easter Show 2022

Easter Show 2022 features 2 oil paintings and special hymns. This show is also available on YouTube.

Christmas Show 2021

“Christmas Show 2021” (above). 45 minutes of holiday entertainment featuring 2 oil paintings, singing and dancing. This show is also available on YouTube.

Scroll down for previous shows.

4th of July Show 2021

4th of July Special – painting “Americana” landscape (about midway through), variety show
Teaser for Natalie’s new live painting variety show. Don’t miss it! (UPDATE – show is posted!)

Easter Show 2021

20 Minute Easter Special – live painting and singing beloved hymns

St. Patrick’s Day Show – March 2021

20 Minute Variety Show – Live Painting & Surprises! You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

“Sunflower” – September 2020

“Sunflower” – Watch as a show, or take as a class. Free Painting lessons here.
Finishing the Sunflower painting – Sorry I sound like I have a cold (seasonal allergies!) – watch the 2 min time lapse below
2 Minute Time-Lapse video “Sunflower” oil painting from start to finish

“Bird of Light” – September/October 2020

Watch as a show, or take the free art class here.
AMAZING spiritual update to painting “Bird of Light” – what happened to the painting the next morning!
2 minute Time-Lapse version of oil painting “Bird of Light”, from start to finish

“Rose of Joy” – October 2020

Painting in real time “Rose of Joy” large canvas project (Session 1)

Session 2 of Painting in real time “Rose of Joy”
If you are taking Natalie’s free art class, please see Lesson 6 for instructions
Session 3 of Painting in real time (some parts sped up) “Rose of Joy”
Final session for this one, starting something new this week
If you are taking Natalie’s free art class, please see Lesson 7 for instructions
2 minute time-lapse version of “Rose of Joy” from start to finish

“Puffin” – October/November 2020

Session 1 of “Puffin” oil painting – if you are taking Natalie’s free art classes, please see instructions on the Lesson 8 page
Session 2 (final session) of “Puffin” oil painting
2 minute time-lapse version of “Puffin” oil painting from start to finish (November 15, 2020)

“Wild Horses” November/December

Session 1 of “Wild Horses” – if you are taking Natalie’s free art classes, this is part 1 of our final class project, take class here.
Session 2 (of 3) of “Wild Horses” – if you are taking Natalie’s free art classes, this is Lesson 11 of 12. Visit Online Classroom.
“Wild Horses” Session 3 of 3, final project for Natalie’s free art class, Lesson 12 of 12. Never too late to start with Lesson One!
“Wild Horses” oil painting, 2 minute time-lapse version – the whole painting from blank canvas to finished art

Christmas Show! December 2020

Special Christmas show featuring oil painting, joyful merriment, and festive entertainment ~ many SURPRISES!

“Jesus at the Table”

Watch Natalie paint this art in 2 minutes (time lapse)

There is always enough room for you at Jesus’ table.

Come as you are.

Matthew 14:14-21 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. “Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus at the Table oil painting by Natalie Buske Thomas
Oil painting “Jesus at the Table” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

“Jesus at the Table” is featured in the book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas and can be purchased as gifts for yourself or others

Art Videos

Watch Natalie paint 100+ oil paintings in short time-lapse videos that appear at the bottom of each art page. Browse by search keyword, title of painting, or click on the collections below for a list of art pages.

NEW! Watch Natalie paint in real time! Full-length painting shows here.

  • Completed collection: “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia” (the “Lion and the Lamb” painting in the featured video above is from this collection; see also landscapes, animals/birds found in GA, Savannah foods, and more)
  • Ongoing: Censored Artist Collection (political paintings typically censored on social media by removing “likes” or “retweets”, interfering with replies, replacing videos with a “sensitive media” box, suppressing views, etc.)
  • Children’s Books: Paintings for Grandpa Smiles, Nana Plays, Fred, and Bird Days- some of these are on YouTube, and will be added to this site at a later date.

Natalie Buske Thomas, artist

NEW! EASTER SHOW 2023 is now LIVE!

Which oil paintings do you want to see? Binge watch hundreds of 2 minute videos!

Natalie Buske Thomas is working toward her lifetime goal of 1k finished oil paintings. She paints 25-50 works per year, produced as time lapse videos, books, prints, and fashions. She also offers free virtual classes, shows and an inspirational blog. Natalie’s current collection is in progress; paintings are posted as they are finished: “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Joyful Living” (2023). Previous collections in the inspired by series: “Savannah, Georgia” (2019), “Christian Faith” (2020), “Nature” (2021) and “Seasons” (2022).

Scroll down this page to view a searchable menu of Natalie’s art. 175+ oil paintings and growing! Or view the inspired by Natalie page for fast menu buttons. Relax, have fun, and be inspired!

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