125 Hatfield Road
Saint Albans art gallery
"You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens" - Unknown.
I am Natalie Mills, but for as long as I can remember people have called me ‘Millsy’. I grew up in Birmingham but moved to London in 1995 to study BA Hons in Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art, graduating in 1998.
In the 15 years after graduating I never so much as picked up a paintbrush. Life got in the way! But 2-3 years ago I started painting once again.
My work documents a very personal journey, a therapeutic reconnection with art. After not painting for so long the initial phase was quite daunting.
My works are about being spontaneous and freeing the mind in the process. About paint movement and the unknown. About allowing the paint to flow and take a life of its own. Almost 'Accidental'. About investigation and behaviours.
Not one piece defines anything in particular; it's not about the finished piece but the process of doing it, using the entire body and the inspiration to ‘let go’.