Natalie Bleakly - Illustrator in Tokyo

Natalie Bleakly

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo

I speak Japanese, Chinese, and English

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About me

Hello! I'm Natalie.

Starting out in a career in fashion and mainly working in China, I met my husband and moved to Tokyo. Shortly after the move I was looking for a career change and discovered my love for illustrating Japanese flora. I'm working towards growing a career in this wonderful city!

My Creations

  1. I went on a recent trip to Karuizawa. I had to paint the beautiful leaves that had fallen on the ground.

  2. Last month a friend of mine invited me to my first Japanese cooking class. It wasn't only my first class in Japanese but my first class in cooking! (Just ask my husband, I'm not a good cook). We made this seasoning called Yuzu kosho 柚子胡椒. It's like a salty spicy... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. This will be my first exhibition showcasing work I've created over the past year. The idea came from how there are many naturally occurring charming and yet delicate objects found in this city and I wanted to capture their beauty in a simple painting in this hopes to preserve their... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  4. KitKat's Winter Edition chocolate

    In the spirit of Valentine's Day I decided to paint a quick painting of the winter edition of one of KitKat's chocolate bars. Yum!

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