Terracotta and turquoise.
Among the cloudy darkness, the sun illuminates the side of a red cliff.
Beautiful Wild 12×24 pastel
Private collection
Following a river, the sun leaves behind a glowing trail of warm light, as it descends behind lavender clouds in the horizon.
Peacefully On 24×36 oil
Ventana Fine Art

merican Realist Natasha Isenhour,  conveys an emotional response to landscape, architecture and still-life, in oil, pastel

and watercolor infused with her unique contemporary edge. Isenhour depicts what she sees as unpopulated spaces with an edgy lonesome starkness that defines the very essence of her work.  “It’s all about exploration of emotional response… to place the viewer in a feeling of being alone with their reaction to the piece.  I’m seeking to move the viewer into a place to breathe and contemplate.  Its intent isn’t to convey sadness, rather, it’s about opening to authenticity and the bare essence that is at our core when we remove all the pretense.” Isenhour’s 5 week solo exhibition at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Beautiful Lonesome,  and her solo exhibition at Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe in December, Essentially Isenhour, were the show highlights of 2022. Isenhour also served as faculty for the 2022 Plein Air Convention and Expo and will be returning as faculty in Denver in May 2023. Also in 2023 she is honored participate in her 3rd year at the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational where she was awarded People’s Choice last year. In the week following the Invitational, the BAI will be hosting her sold out workshop, Connecting Eyes,Heart, Hands. Isenhour teaches regularly at the historic Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico as well as in Santa Fe and spends one month a year on the ranch in residency. Art of the West magazine published “Flying Free,” an article talking about the experience of residency in their Oct-Nov 2022 magazine. In October 2021, Isenhour was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as one of their 5 To Watch, and was also featured in a six-page spread in the July/August Art of the West Magazine, Emotionally Engaged. An article co-featuring Isenhour, Why Pastel is Perfect for Plein Air, was also published in Plein Air Magazine, September 2020. Isenhour’s work has also been published in International Artists Magazine and Southwest Art.

Affiliations Include:
Salmagundi Art Club, New York
Signature Member, American Women Artists
Signature Member Pastel Society of America
Distinguished Pastelist and Past President, Pastel Society of New Mexico
Signature Member and Past President, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
Oil Painters of America
California Art Club

As if illuminated by a spotlight, a lone white house stands next to a fence and dry tree against the darkness.
Night 9×12 oil
Private collection
A lone blue storefront and garage stands next to a telephone pole. The area is barren, and the building appears abandoned with no sign of life.
Nothing to See Here 12×24 oil
Private collection
A painting that depicts the closeup of a mechanism that's attached to a wooden post. Sand meets sky in the horizon behind the subject.
Testing my Mettle 12×6 oil
(Received an Award of Excellence at the
OPA Regional Exhibition 2022 in Dallas)
Private collection
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