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The Art of the River Towns Artist of the Week: Natalie Searl

The inaugural Art of the River Towns exhibition, sponsored by River Towns Magazine, is set to open at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton N.J., on Thursday, Oct. 1. In the weeks leading up to the show, the Herald will feature one of the local artists accepted for entry.
This week, we are highlighting Natalie Searl, a Bucks County artist who recently moved from Haycock-A-Doodle Farm in Haycock Township to Center Valley.
Searl’s signature style mixed media images have been displayed in many Bucks County venues since 2006, such as the Bucks County Designer House, Byers Bucks Fever at Travis Gallery, Tinicum Arts Festival, Gallery on Fourth in Easton, New Hope Arts, Art of Preservation, Friends of the Delaware Canal, and Prallsville Mills. She was the featured artist in the summer 2012 issue of Bucks County Magazine. She’s had solo shows in regional galleries and in New Mexico.
“Graphic Imaging in Pipersville converts her digital photographs into giclée prints on artists’ canvas, so they don’t need glass,” Searl said in her artist statement. “Natalie adds brush strokes of clear acrylic to give the canvas more texture without changing the picture. Most of her frames are recycled barnwood, reflecting the rural nature of Bucks County.
“A self-taught photographer, Natalie graduated from the University of Southern California and pursued careers in retail, advertising and copywriting before founding Academic Research Services, which she ran for 33 years. After she retired, she paired her business and marketing skills with her love of photography to share her appreciation of the world we live in.”
Co-chairs Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, have helped to launch the Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery at
New work will continue to be added through early October and the online sales gallery will be available until the end of October.