Started as NL-art-S in 2002.
NL-art-S, simply because the work presented is all Nathalie Liège's ( NL ). Art needs an S for its variables and should stay in lower case in order to keep it manageable.
Her works as a painter and her architectural glass designs complement each other. Lately she made the choice to work again with photography (as it was the first visual art she trained with back in the 80s). It first came about with the use of photographs in architectural glass and lead to Eco Vistas.
Architectural glass is an integral part of her artwork. It means to work in a variety of techniques from leaded lights, leaded and painted traditional stained glass windows, to more contemporary techniques such as fusing and research with textures, casting, or experimenting with double glazing.
This has been applied to different kinds of environments, from churches, to private commissions, community based projects and public buildings. In doing so, Nathalie came to explore the use of charcoal black or blue black textures keeping glass as a translucent material ( Gobowen Hospital ), all matt or satin textures of traditional glass paints in contemporary architecture ( Cyber Café, Cineworld or Pitch ), the use of fusing combined with glass paints for the most challenging illustrative aims ( Gobowen Hospital ), low relief glass or photographic materials with glass for St Luke's Church.
Between 2003 and 2005, she had to have a bone marrow transplant, during which her career was held to the architectural glass project of two windows for the Virgin Mary in St Luke’s Church. http://nlglass.blogspot.com. The transplant was successful. She made two donations in return for the great care which has been given to her by the medical profession. One work has been installed in the entrance hall of the Hamar Help and Support Centre for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, the other work will be located in the new Heamatology Day Surgery which will be built once the amount needed is raised, both are in the grounds of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shropshire.
NL-art-S in 2008 was about the completion of St Luke’s Church windows for the Chapel of The Virgin Mary in Grimethorpe (Yorkshire) and work at various forthcoming projects presented in http://larts.wordpress.com .
2007, Art Council England Grant for St Luke’s Church Virgin Mary architectural glass project
July 2001, West Midlands Arts Creative Ambition Award
Journeymans Award 1998-2000, from
B.A., (North East Wales Institute) Glass Design
H.N.D., (Swansea Institute) Architectural Glass
Licence Arts Plastiques ( Sorbonne Paris) Fine Arts
Arts professional experience
(Exhibitions are listed in With the community)
Guest curator, of the architectural glass and painting exhibition ‘Picture or Delay in Glass 13 October 2001 - 24 November 2001 and Conference taking place 21rst November 2001 (speakers: Alfred Fisher, John McClenaghen, Andrew Moor, Caroline Swash, Chris Bird-Jones, Nathalie Liège, Benjamin Finn), Wrexham Arts Centre (North Wales), in partnership with the Memorial Gallery, Yale College (Wrexham)
Invited Lecturer North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, 1st and 3rd Year B.A Glass Design, April 2001, leading workshops
Herve Debitus Studio, (Monuments Conservation Glass), Tours, France
One year apprenticeship with Gerard Lardeur, (leading National Sculptor and Stained Glass Artist), Paris, France
Middle Age stained glass tracing painting techniques at the Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres, France Guide in the Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France for one year
Guide in Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France 1987 until 1994
Other professional experience
Worked for Human resources, Social Services / Community Living, Shropshire County Council, from 25-05-00 until March 2003 as home support worker
Certificates of attendance for trainings with this employer and as an artist:
Emergency First Aid Appointed Person, 2nd April 2001
Risk Assessment, 4th June 2001
Managing Anger, 5th February 2002
Disengagement, 18th February 2002
Restraint, 19th February 2002 Equal Opportunities, 15th January 2003
Introduction to Epilepsy, 26th February 2003
Play-Train Certificate of Attendance Introduction to Working with Children out of School, 11.01.2001