Natasha van Netten is a Canadian visual artist based in Victoria, British Columbia. Her practice focuses on whales, marine sciences and cetology (the study of whales, dolphins and porpoises). As a multi-disciplinary artist, Natasha uses a variety of mediums such as oil paint, ink, seawater and metal to conceptually explore scientific information. Her art practice is strongly influenced by growing up along the BC coast and by her experiences at sea as crew on a sailing vessel.
Natasha received a Diploma of Fine Art from the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2016. She was honoured to receive the Robin Hopper Legacy Award from the Victoria Visual Arts Legacy Society, an Award of Excellence at the Sooke Fine Art Show and was shortlisted for the 2021 Wildlife Artist of the Year Award by Sketch for Survival in London, UK. She has been invited to write four articles for the BC Art Teachers Association Journal and has participated in three international artist-in-residency programs. Natasha’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States.