Natural Icon

At Natural Icon Designs I make original mixed media paintings and handmade jewellery with a focus on semi precious gemstones, bone, amber, wood and freshwater pearls. I take pride in creating every piece in Calgary Alberta Canada. Unless otherwise noted all pieces are one of a kind.



Art for the Everyday

What’s New October 2019

Time flies and it seems to be flying by faster than ever. I think as you get older that is supposed to happen? Plus with everything that is occurring in the world it is easy to get caught up in the chaos and not slow down to appreciate the time that is passing. This month I have two things going on back to back this month that I hope to be prepared for:) The first is a group exhibit at Ruberto Ostberg Gallery featuring the work of the Burns Visual Arts Society artists. We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Burns Visual Arts Society with a show that goes from October 18th to November 9th 2019. The opening reception is October 18th. You can check out our Facebook event page for details! The next day Calyx Distinctive Arts Exhibition & Sale is happening October 19th & 20th from 10 am to 4 pm both days. I’ll be there on Saturday the 19th. The day after that I have a day off which delights me beyond measure. I’m coming up on a year now with my new pt job. It took awhile to get used to and I still haven’t achieved any work/life balance like you’re supposed to. Mostly work and then sleeping is the life part😴Art has been totally neglected the past year so that is something that I need to refocus on… fingers crossed🤞🤞🤞 wish me luck💛💙💚

What’s New May2019

So I had not really anticipated what getting a part time job would mean to my energy levels as a verging towards 50 year old human. By the time I get home, I’m about ready to say fudge it to doing anything else. I have managed to get some art done but not the same type of focus at all. Plus February, wtf was that? Bs! I did get to the Calyx Distinctive Arts Exhibition and Sale in April which is always enjoyable. I have not much new happening exhibition wise until the fall!

What’s New November 2018

Wow, October went by really quickly! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Beacon Original Art Exhibition and Sale and Calyx Distinctive Arts. The major benefit of doing show and sales like these is meeting new people and it really helps me to have a deadline to actually get things done. So what’s happening this month?

  • I will be showing and selling at the Leighton Art Centre Christmas in the Country Art Sale November 3rd&4th and 10th&11th 10 am to 4 pm.

  • I am preparing for my first solo show at the Blackboard Gallery in C-space this December 13th. It is called True North and will consist of new work.

  • I got a day job so that is new and interesting. Back out into the world of people after quite some time! Wish me luck 🙃🙃🙃

What's New - October 2018

  • Thank you to the more than 500 people that came to the The East Side Studio Crawl! For more info about next year or to get in the mailing list check out the Burns Visual Arts website for details!

  • I will been showing and selling my paintings at the Beacon Original Art Exhibition and Sale for the first time. The show is October 13th and 14th. I will be there on Sunday the 14th. Very excited!

  • I will be showing and selling my work in the Calyx Distinctive Arts Show coming up this month. I’ll be there Sunday October 21st.

  • Thank you to all the participants in my Beakerhead workshop. Also thanks to my workshop collaborator and the inspiration for the whole project Annie Quinney and the University of Calgary.

  • I have prints in a shop in Okotoks. It is called Shared Spaces and is worth a day trip. There’s a lot of things to do and see in Okotoks and this store is full of local food, art, crafts and all sorts of things. Perfect place to buy a unique gift. I’ll be bringing in new stuff this month!

  • I will be showing and selling at the Leighton Art Centre Christmas in the Country Art Sale November 3rd&4th and 10th&11th 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Natural Icon Apparel is up and running! Click here to shop Canadian made fashion and accessories!

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  • New prints in my Etsy Shop