Natasha is an artist specialising in the traditional Moroccan art of painting on wood known as Zouaq.

She creates Islamic geometric and floral designs which she paints using hand ground natural pigments with egg tempera and 24 carat gold leaf. All her geometric designs are entirely drawn by hand with a compass and ruler.

Natasha trained in Zouaq painting with a master craftsman in the city of Fes, Morocco. She holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. She is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar, Radcliffe Trust grantee and in 2014 she was awarded the Barakat Prize for outstanding contribution to Islamic Art by HRH Prince Charles. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally.

She is now based at her studio in Cockpit Arts, central London where she undertakes commissions for Zouaq paintings as well as interiors and furniture. She also runs courses and gives talks on Moroccan Zouaq painting and Islamic geometry.

www.natasha-mann.com