Nathalie Kalbach is a self-taught mixed media artist, Her vibrant works in different paint mediums and collage materials lies in the heart of urban subject matter, with a particular emphasis on the ever-changing dynamics of city life. Nathalie’s art incorporates research and storytelling into her paintings, creating thought-provoking narratives that invite viewers into a rich and immersive visual experience.

Born in Germany, Nathalie has called Jersey City, NJ, home since 2013. Initially a paralegal, she discovered art as a sanctuary from the pressures of her demanding day job. This led her to leave the legal profession and become a full-time artist

Her work has been licensed by several respected companies, and she has been published in numerous art publications. From September 2014 until October 2015 she was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex. In 2017, Nathalie published her book, “Artful Adventures in Mixed Media – Art and Techniques inspired by Observation & Experience.” Through art workshops, DVDs, and retreats across several continents, she has consistently strived to spark creativity in her many students.Nathalie’s art has been featured in a range of exhibitions, including solo and group shows in both the U.S. and Germany.


  • 2023 – 2024 Solo Exhibition, Sidewalk Stories, Museum of Jersey City History, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2017 Group Exhibition, Protect Our Rights, ShuaSpace Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2016 Group Exhibition, Urbanomics,  JCAST 2016 Flagship Gallery, 150 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2015 Solo Exhibition, J.C. Street Views, Beekman Lane, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2015 Group Exhibition, gentrification : The changing landscape of Jersey City, 313 gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2014 Group Exhibition, JCAST, City Hall, NJ, USA
  • 2014 Group Exhibition, Art Show, Dixon Mills, Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 2013 Solo Exhibition, Hamburgendsie, RAe Klingner & Kollegen, Hamburg, Germany


Brand Ambassadorships

Art and Craft Design 

Consumer and Trade Publications, current and in years past:

Artists Magazine, Kreativsüchtig, Mixed Up Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Artful Blogging, Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Memories, Somerset Studio Gallery, Somerset Home, Paperhaus Magazine, My Prima Place (online), Australian Scrapbooking Memories, Love My Memories Japan, ScrapArtZine, Scrapbook-Trends UK, ScrapStreet, Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine, Simple Scrapbook Magazine, African Perspective, Blue Media Print, Ready-Set-Create


Book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media – Art and Techniques inspired by Observation & Experience with North Light Books, June 2017


Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink by Jodi Ohl (North Light Books), Art Journal Your Archetypes by Gabrielle-Javier-Cerulli (North Light Books), Scrapbook Workshop by May Flaum (F+W) , Scrap Art Zine: Das Sketchbuch, Paper&Co Show 4thEdition, The Little Scrap Book 2007


Colorful Foundations, Mediums Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining, and Creating Texture Canvases – Acrylic Workshop DVDs (ArtistNetwork TV)

Art Journaling Live 2 with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Nathalie Kalbach, Mary Beth Shaw and Dina Wakley (F+W Media)

Art Journaling Live 3 with Mary Beth Shaw, Jodi Ohl, Nathalie Kalbach and Gina Rossi Armfield (F+W Media)

Downloadable Lessons:

Art Lessons with Nathalie Kalbach Volume 9: Creating Texture Plates Inspired by Nature (Cloth Paper Scissors)

Art Lessons with Nathalie Kalbach Volume 10: Tactile Art Inspired By Street Art (Cloth Paper Scissors)

Project Design, Product Development, Design for Web Sites, Leaflets, Kit Instructions, current and in years past:

Liquitex America, Liquitex Germany, Derwent, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Cocoa Daisy, Maya Road, Vintage Street Market, Basically Bare, Punky Sprouts, Sultane/InfoCrea, Rose Moka, Scrap-Tastic, myStampBox and Tattered Angels.

Teaching, Design, Product Development

Crafts & Art:

Nathalie teaches mixed media, painting, general craft workshops, and classes and provide product demonstrations at stores, trade and consumer shows, worldwide. She taught team-building workshops for J.P. Morgan in Luxembourg and for Google in NYC, U.S.

Among the companies whose products she demonstrated are Liquitex, PanPastel, Windsor&Newton, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tonic Studios. She was the Education Program and Design Team leader for Tattered Angels.

Speaking Engagement:

“The Basics of Teaching Online” for AFCI Creativation+ 2021.

College Level:

Since Spring 2015 she is a faculty member for Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Licensed Designs & Artwork:

StencilGirl Products (stencils), ArtFoamies (foam stamps), RubberMoon (rubber stamps),  Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and stencil sets), Planet eARTh (mixed media chips), Sultane (paper, stamps and transparencies)

Online Workshops:

Nathalie offers online workshops through this web site. She also taught online workshops for Sketchbook Skool, Wanderlust, Blue Bazaar, Kits & Pieces, Scrap-Tastic, and She taught Live-U-Stream classes for Live with Prima Marketing and for Tattered TV – Educator Style.

Nathalie is the founder and sole organizer of the annual Creative JumpStart Summit, launched in 2012 which ran until 2022, an online platform for artists to share what inspires them to be creative with 1200 to 1500 students annually. During the month of January subscribers/participants viewed a video featuring an Artist of the Day. Each artist demonstrated techniques and explained his/her/their personal approaches to creativity.