Art from your heart, not your head

You can create authentic and exciting art

even if you’re not an expert artist

With my Authentic Abstraction process you'll never struggle for ideas again!

"I have been doing abstract painting for a while, and still, this course has been great for learning the working process I lacked. As I see it, it combines spontaneity and chance with efficiency. It has given me the confidence that I can 'abstract' anything, plan the time I spend on my art production and get valuable and exciting outcomes. I recommend it 100%."



Do any of these feel familiar?

  • You’re jumping from one approach to another with no clear process plan to get started

  • You lack clarity on how to take what you see and abstract it and feel overwhelmed by the flood of conflicting advice

  • You’re not sure where to begin on location when there’s so much to look at

  • You’re struggling to start because the possibility of making mistakes feels too scary

  • You have exciting ideas but failing to translate them into exciting artwork

  • You care about authenticity and have no interest in chasing hacks, trends, or selling out to mass appeal

If any of these feel familiar, you’re in good company.

Over the past year I’ve worked with many students voicing the same frustrations. Like you, they want to develop their abstract creative practice but have been disappointed with the results. 

‘It’s about practice…just paint more’.

But if this were the answer, you likely wouldn’t be reading this now.

What you need is a strategy to create art from your heart, not your head.

One that works for those at any stage of their creative journey, whether you work at your home dining table or have a gorgeous studio, this process can be adapted to suit your practice and your experience.

Flopped paintings, lack of inspiration, unfinished artwork, studio intimidation, and shame piles - these all become a thing of the past when you develop an intuition-led practice. 

“Natalie's Authentic Abstraction course offers a means to challenge and overcome anxiety around making abstract art. Connecting at a deeper level with core values and needs. I'm so excited to have been guided through a process that has become a launchpad for my own creative practice.”





Authentic Abstraction



Authentic Abstraction is a self-paced video course with one goal:

To express your authentic self with a proven, intuitive artmaking process.

It’s designed for artists at all stages of their journey, offering a quick, easy-to-follow, actionable system. 

Bringing together YOUR practice and MY framework.

How it works

Graphic, white background. 3 steps to authentic abstraction

The class covers the 3 main steps, and is subdivided into a 9-part framework:

Step 1 - GATHER

One of the most important stages of the process, we spend time gathering the information that inspires and excites you. This step is vital for understanding how you feel about your subject and why.

Much of this stage is done on location, and I invite you to join me (virtually!) at Cheesewring Quarry on Bodmin Moor as I share my favourite ways to connect with the landscape.

What you learn here will be the key to making art that is authentically you and clarifies how you see the world.


For so long, this was the step I was missing.

Back in the studio I show you how I use this time to reconnect with your subject, tune into the essence of place and identify the key elements you want to bring into your work.

Having an easy and fun way to reconnect with your subject at various stages of the process will deepen your relationship with both your themes and your artwork.

These methods are fantastic to use if you can't get straight into the studio after gathering your data. If you've been away from the studio for a while, or found yourself at a point where you're not sure what to do next and want some help getting 'unstuck'.

Step 3 - APPLY

Now we've identified our key themes and reconnected to our subject, I take you through ways to apply that to large paintings as well as working up the sketches made on location.

This step will show you how you can use what you have to create an almost limitless source of ideas and new work from a single starting point.

You'll use everything you've learned to create unique, vibrant art that feels true to you.


Creatives flourish in community.

Sharing your ideas and progress helps everyone grow, so I encourage class participants to join our private Facebook group and co-create a community to support you in your ongoing development.

This class is for you

if you want to:

  • learn a simple step by step process to guide you through my abstraction process.

  • learn some basic principles of abstracting that can be used exactly as they are or adapted into your own process.

  • walk away from this course with an inner confidence to approach abstraction in a way that brings joy and an abundance of ideas.

  • find a limitless source of inspiration to support the making of work that is totally personal to you.

  • release fear around doing it wrong, not understanding it or not resonating with other artists' methods.

"Enjoyable and empowering. Natalie was clear and engaging and I would love to do more sessions with her.... I have learned so much."

Workshop student

Hi, I'm Natalie

I can’t say I’m an expert.

25 years spent in corporate and clinical careers made being an artist seem like an impossible reach. Even so, I fell in love with abstract painting. But I made all the usual mistakes...

I had no clear process, I struggled to start let alone finish, and I couldn’t recognise myself in my work. 

It was nearly 4 years until I gained some traction. And It wasn’t until 2022 that I became a full-time artist.

I say this to show I’ve built my studio practice from scratch, with zero previous expertise. I understand what it is to struggle.

I’ve wrestled with doubt. I’ve experienced the pain of painting for years without recognition. I’ve faced the frustration of artwork that flops while peers succeed. 

I get it. 

That’s why I’m here. I know abstract painting is hard and that getting off the start line feels intimidating.

And I know I can help you smash it. 

How Authentic Abstraction will help you

My growth began when I changed my approach from imitation to intuition.

And I realised the truth about making art: it’s an experience not a performance. 

Artistic fulfilment was never about being like the others. It was always about discovery — the joy of possibility, listening to your intuition and following it wherever it chooses go. This led me to focus on an intuition-led process that prioritised multi-sensory experiencing.

It wasn’t an overnight success but tiny victories compounded — one exhibition leading to another.

Suddenly mentors, teachers and heroes were in my inbox. 

I started to exhibit in galleries and fairs across the country and became a tutor at St Ives School of Painting – where I continue to teach regularly. Then in 2023 I had my biggest solo exhibition to date: ‘ This Land’ at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

“We are delighted to exhibit Natalie’s work at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

Not only is the work of exceptional quality, it speaks directly to the things that are important to the museum ...It's an absolute privilege to show such exceptional work by an artist from Cornwall.”

Bryony Robins, Creative Director at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Best of all, I’ve used my Authentic Abstraction framework to help 350+ students rediscover their artistic intuition and create abstract art they’re proud of.

Artwork that looks and feels like theirs, not their mentors'.

Customer Review: “Natalie is a great teacher, I appreciated how she kept checking in with how people were doing and encouraging them along too. I have been interested in using overhead views for a while so it was motivating to see Natalie working with that.”
Customer Review: “Enjoyable and empowering. Natalie was clear and engaging and I would love to do more sessions with her... I have learned so much.”

What's Included?

This is a fully self-paced, recorded, online class that you can access straight away, return to at any time and work through at your own pace.

Two hours of content guides you through the exercises I use in my own practice, filmed on location and in the studio. 

This class takes you through my complete process of abstraction – how to gather reference material and apply it to your work. 

When delivered in-person with teaching and application, this would equate to a 2-3 day course.

You'll get an insight into my practice and learn how to use proven exercises that help you understand your subject, tap into the essence of it and create artwork that is totally unique to you.

This is a process class, introducing you to a framework you can take and apply to your own practice or adapt as you wish. 

You'll get specific exercises to help you connect with and express your subject, and how to take that information and apply it to your work back in the studio.

You’ll never again struggle for ideas. The framework you’ll learn can be used over and over, to create a limitless source of inspiration and start points.

Upgrade to a 1:1 Coaching Package for the ultimate experience!

Authentic Abstraction is a recorded class that you can work through at your own pace. It will teach you my entire process and give you access to our private Facebook community.

If you want to maximise your experience and get the best possible results, you can work with me 1:1 with my coaching package. This gives you the same access to the class and community, but also direct access to me with calls as you reach various stages of the class, email support in between, a personalised action plan and review.

Your personal invitation

You’ve likely taken courses that overpromise and underdeliver. Either too complicated to follow, poorly taught, or use untested systems. 

Authentic abstraction is the opposite. 

It’s the quick process you need to get your artwork off the start-line so you can create meaningful abstract art. 

This is for you if you finally want to make art rooted in self-expression instead of imitation.

It’s the perfect guide for painting on your own time, without cohort schedules or travel involved.

I’ve no doubt this course is the launchpad you need for a thriving abstract creative practice. And I’m offering at a steal, but with one condition... 

Not all art-courses are created equal. 

Your word helps me prove this one’s the real deal. When you see your results, it would be great if you could tell your friends about this course.

Sound fair?

If so, this course won’t cost you thousands. Heck, it won’t even cost you £500.

You’ll get everything we’ve discussed for just £200 which includes lifetime
access (with any future updates). 

You can join 350+ others today by clicking one of the buttons below.

Authentic Abstraction Course Price: £200

£497 GBP

Course price: Authentic Abstraction Coaching £1100

£1197 GBP

End the cycle of frustration and confusion around abstract painting and start your transformation today!

This class will help you quickly and easily understand what interests you and how to take what you see and create deeply meaningful, exciting and unlimited artworks.



and let's ignite your inner abstract artist!

and let's ignite your inner abstract artist!

"An inspirational tutor, helped me think of landscape painting in a whole new way...

has given me the freedom to experiment."

Workshop student

Not ready just yet? Here's a free guide to get you started!


3 Ways to

Approach Abstraction


3 Ways to

Approach Abstraction


I’ve no doubt you’ll see an immediate improvement in your abstract creative practice that will quickly lead to gallery-worthy art.

But abstracting is a compounding game.

The longer you play, the better the experience.

So don’t worry about a 30-day refund. Use the course for 2 months and if for any reason you don’t feel the system delivers 100%, I’ll refund your investment. No questions asked.

However, I think you’ll be thrilled with your purchase.


How long do I have access to the class for?

As long as you want it! There is no set time to work through the content, you can do it at your own pace and if you need to take a break it will be there waiting for you when you get back!

What's the price in my local currency?

The class is priced in GBP at £200. Please use an online currency converter to get the most up to date exchange rate.

Can I watch it more than once?

Absolutely! You can log into the class and repeat the lessons as many times as you want.

What materials will I need?

You will get a full materials list on registration. I recommend using what you already have as this is a class about process not materials. If you are starting out in your creative journey then I suggest a basic art kit of dry materials (charcoal, soft pastels) and a small selection of acrylic paints and printing inks.

Is there anything else I need to know?

The emphasis on this class is very much about experimenting, investigating and adopting a 'what if' approach. My art practice is based around this attitude and it can lead to exciting and unexpected results! In this class I encourage you try something new and see how it can be adapted and incorporated into your own practice. Enjoy the process, push the materials and have a great deal of fun with it, and you never know where it might lead :)

Natalie Day Artist original art on canvas: 'Botallack Sketch'

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