People & Places

Enjoy my oil paintings that feature people and places. Some of these are real and some are created from my imagination.

See the art come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse video). Click and go!

And many more:

See more oil paintings (including a few people and places that better fit somewhere else) in these other categories: “Faith“, “Food, Fun & Flowers“, and “Birds & Animals

Enjoy Natalie’s art on fun, creative, and classy gifts for you and your family!

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My Christmas Presents!

See 3 surprises in less than 30 seconds!

Sharing one of the presents from each family member of this theme: the nature that I love and share with you all here, through my oil paintings and stories. The above video shows the gifts my husband and oldest daughter gave me for my garden and the images below show the bird and butterfly related gifts from my younger two kids.

My son gave me this beautiful cardinal
It came with a very nice sentiment on the attached tag
And these special butterfly hair clips are from my youngest daughter

It feels good when the people we love understand who we are and what makes us happy. I loved receiving presents to help me enjoy my garden and beloved birds and nature. It is a Merry Christmas indeed! God’s world is a gift for everyone. JOY TO THE WORLD!


O Holy Night

Singing “O Holy Night” with my daughters (I am the one in the middle)

This song is part of the 45 minute Christmas variety show featuring 2 oil paintings, singing, and dancing: 2021 CHRISTMAS SHOW. Please share with anyone who would enjoy a free joyful event to watch over these special days. It’s Christmas Eve, dear friends. I hope that you are tucked away with people you love and are ready to celebrate Christmas.

God bless you and your family, this day and always.


My Son’s Birthday

Watch me paint “My Son Praying“, time lapse video

Today is my son’s birthday, so I thought I’d share one of my oil paintings of him. He’s also part of a special book called Grandpa Smiles, and a video of him is in this blog post: “I’m Superman!”

We celebrated with cake, presents and pizza. Another year done, and another year blessed to have him as my son. Every day is precious. Hug your loved ones tight.

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New Show!

Last year’s Christmas show feels long ago and far away, at least for me it does. So much has changed, so much has happened, and

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New Painting Finished!

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“Fred”

art oil painting FRED book cover by Natalie Buske Thomas

FRED

“A Little Girl with a Big Imagination”

     “Fred” is a collection of oil paintings that was published as a children’s book to inspire creative children to always believe in yourself and never give up. This short illustrated book is an autobiography- simple stories from Natalie’s childhood that could appeal to all ages as amusing or interesting, with 2 minute time-lapse painting videos making the experience interactive. The themes are especially suitable for aspiring artists and for any student who benefits from encouragement and help with establishing self confidence, with funny stories to entertain.

     Fred is the nickname that Natalie’s father called her. The oft-told story goes that one day when Natalie was three years old, she announced that her name was no longer Natalie, but Fred. No one knows why and Natalie has no recollection of this incident, but her father honored her wishes and never called her Natalie ever again, always Fred.

This oil painting of “Fred” (peeking behind the fire hydrant) was inspired by a black and white picture that her late father took when he was enrolled in a photography course. This was taken on Grissom Air Force base, where he was stationed (“Little Girl in a Tree” was also inspired by her father’s photographs, as he was taking a photography class at the time and Natalie was the focus of one of his student projects). Watch more art from the Fred book come to life:

Little Girl in a Tree

Classroom Scene

Childhood Summers” (“Goose Tag”)

Childhood Winters” (“Dare”)

Abstract” (“Creative Mind”)

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Natalie Buske Thomas, artist

Which oil paintings do you want to see?

Natalie Buske Thomas is working toward her lifetime goal of 1k finished oil paintings. She paints 50+ works per year, produced as time lapse videos, books, prints, and fashions. She also offers free virtual classes, shows and an inspirational blog.

Scroll down this page to view a searchable menu of Natalie’s art. 150+ oil paintings and growing! Relax, have fun, and be inspired!

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