Nathalie Bertin is a multi-disciplinary artist with documented roots in Toronto, Nipissing & Michilimakinac. She is of Métis, French and Algonquin ancestry.
Bertin’s painting style is often described as luminescent, energetic, bold and colourful. A self-confessed “colour junkie,” she is inspired by the way light filters through stained glass windows, the layering of colours in printing processes, Woodland artists and the northern European Master painters. Nathalie’s beadwork style combines traditional designs from her various ancestries, creating a style unique to her identity. She also mixes other mediums into her beadwork such as silk embroidery, quills and fish scales in innovative ways. As a whole, her beadwork has a contemporary feel with a distinct nod to those who came before her. Working with these various mediums, she relates stories, instances and impressions that come from her direct life experiences through her cultural lens.
Nathalie Bertin is honoured and humbled to have her illustrations minted on collector coins with the Royal Canadian Mint. Her work can also be found in collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Government of Canada, Government of Manitoba, Government of Alberta, corporate organizations and private collectors across Canada, the U.S., & Europe.