Natasha Mann

Natasha Mann

Traditional Moroccan painting on wood known as Zouaq

Biography

I am inspired by Islamic geometry and Moroccan designs. All my work is hand painted on wood using natural pigments with egg tempera and gold leaf.

Natasha is an artist specialising in the traditional Moroccan art of painting on wood known as Zouaq. She creates Islamic geometric and floral designs which she paints using hand ground natural pigments with egg tempera and 24 carat gold leaf. All her geometric designs are entirely drawn by hand with a compass and ruler. She creates paintings as well as ceilings, doors, borders, and furniture.

Born in London, she developed an interest in North Africa and Islamic art after travelling to the region as a child. In 2007 she moved to the old city of Fes, Morocco where she undertook a ten month apprenticeship in Zouaq painting with a local master craftsman. Since returning to England she has continued to research and paint Zouaq art and she frequently travels to Morocco.

Natasha holds a degree in Arabic and French from the University of Cambridge and an MA from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. She is a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar & Radcliffe Trust grantee.

site specific and art led

Natasha is an artist specialising in the traditional Moroccan art of painting on wood known as Zouaq. She creates paintings as well as decorating interiors and furniture using natural pigments and genuine gold leaf.

wood

Natasha is an artist specialising in the traditional Moroccan art of painting on wood known as Zouaq. She creates paintings as well as decorating interiors and furniture using natural pigments and genuine gold leaf.

furniture and lighting

Natasha is an artist specialising in the traditional Moroccan art of painting on wood known as Zouaq. She creates paintings as well as decorating interiors and furniture using natural pigments and genuine gold leaf.