Natalie Juntz

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For as long as I can remember I liked to draw and color. If I finished my classroom work early my teachers gave me a clean, white piece of “art” paper and I was happy as a clam at high tide. There was life drawing in junior high, color and design in high school. I took as many art classes as I could squeeze into my more practical curriculum of teacher education at Cal State Hayward, now Cal State East Bay, it wasn’t until I retired from Fremont Unified School District that I could actually start applying paint to canvas, as I’d hoped to do all my adult life.


I began in oils, painting loosely from my own photos taken while traveling. More recently I have ventured into acrylics and collage. I seldom have an end-product in mind, so it’s always a big surprise when it is done. My florals in acrylic go together in a similar manner, splashing around until I 

see an image come up that I want to preserve. The rest I push into the background.


Art, for me, is like breathing. Without it, life is sucked out of me. The process of pushing and pulling is very satisfying and is what allows me to maintain my equilibrium in this ever-changing world around us.


Contact me at:, Cell: 510 990-2664

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