Showings and Events

January 2017:  Phi Bistro and Bar in Ottawa has been fully redecorated using my paintings.  Stop in and have a look to see some new abstract paintings that are only available to purchase there 🙂

December 2016:  A stylish new burger place called Bite Burger in the Ottawa’s Byward Market has decorated their whole space using several of my triptych paintings.  Here are a few photos of the space.

July 2016:  I was commissioned by a wellness clinic in Austin Texas to create a group of paintings for the new space:

November 2015:  My artwork is being exhibited at Must Kitchen and Wine bar in Ottawa, ON.  Pay the upscale locale a visit and view my paintings 🙂



August 2015: Some of my artwork is on display/for sale at Mostly Danish at 1000 Wellington Street West in Ottawa.

February 2015:  I had the honor of creating a collection of paintings for the restaurant Sushi Guru in Charlotte, NC (


April 2014:  I was featured in the Ottawa University publication HerCampus regarding the Raw Artist event from a few weeks ago.  You can read the full article here: and here is the excerpt regarding me: 

“Nathalie Van: Painter
Nathalie’s work features abstract, contemporary, modern, and Asian inspired designs. My favourite piece that Nathalie showcased was a beautiful cherry blossom piece that spanned four canvases. Nathalie creates custom designs that would look beautiful in any home. Visit her Etsy shop here.”

April 2014:  Here is a youtube video from RAW with shots from the event at Manson Nightclub:

March 2014:  My artwork was displayed at the Museum of Nature’s Rotunda for their once a month Nocturne event with the theme being ‘Big in Japan’.  Nine of my paintings were showcased on easels with pink lighting in the same room where Taiko drummers performed that same evening.






February 2014:  Awakening event by RAW in Ottawa’s Mansion Nightclub art show photos, the event was held on the 28th of February with many visitors.  (







June 2013:  The website Empty Easel has interviewed me and written a feature article about it.  Please have a look here to read the article:

June 2012:  Klaesi’s Bakery in Pembroke, ON has a new black and white series of paintings on display in their cafe area.  







May 2012:  My artwork has been featured in the squirrelcreek blog:

October 2011:  The Royal Ottawa Hospital has commissioned a large 108″ by 48″ triptych painting for their telemedicine suite which is a modern conference room with the painting designed to bring all design elements together.  The space has lime green chairs and espresso furniture so those colors were incorporated into the painting.

Huge Abstract Painting Textured Triptych Lime Green Beige Turquoise Oversized painted by Nathalie Van
A large Abstract Painting Commissioned by the Royal Ottawa Hospital

September 2011:  My artwork has been featured in the local newspaper EMC.  emc_article_nathalievan

July 2011: I was commissioned by Akai Sushi to create a series of paintings for their upscale restaurant.  I knife painted several textured abstracts, as well as my signature cherry blossom paintings and tree branch painting in a new huge 10 canvas size for an impressive 10 foot width.

June 2011:  In total 22 of my paintings have been chosen to be used in the set of Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This new series will start airing in September 2011 with 13 episodes scheduled so far by CBC (Yay!!  I’m so excited!).  More info at IMDB.  If you are interested in purchasing a custom version of some of the paintings used in the TV show click on the painting you are interested in below and you will be taken to my shop with the corresponding listing:

40x30 CUSTOM Bold Red Modern Abstract Painting Urban Original Art on Stretched Canvas 24x36 CUSTOM Bold Red Modern Abstract Painting Urban Original Art on Stretched Canvas 72x36 Large Custom Version Bold Red Modern Abstract Original Textured Painting HUGE Urban Art Red Modern Abstract Painting Yellow Accent Color Urban Original Art on Stretched Canvas Featured on TV Custom Version 24×36
48x20 CUSTOM Golden Cherry Blossom Painting Deep Red Flowers Asian Zen Tree Art customize size 56x40 HUGE Custom Huge Gnarly Plum Tree Painting Original Asian Style Modern Abstract Art Red and Gold Textured Large Five Canvases 36x24 Beautiful Sunset Painting Cherry Blossoms Elegant Original Asian Style Art Mailed out Immediately
60x30 LARGE Custom Cherry Blossom Painting with Bamboo Gold Red Black Abstract Modern Art Zen Asian Calming Contemporary Wall Art Large Abstract Seascape Painting Cliffs and Ocean Art Blue White Slate Grey Textured Impasto 24×36 mails quickly 36x24 Custom Abstract Painting Circles and Lines Art on Stretched Canvas Blue Yellow Charcoal Red Abstract Painting Original Art on Stretched Canvas Fall Colors Painting Featured on TV Custom Version 36×24

October 2010:  My art has been selected for filming the pilot of the set of ‘Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays’ by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) starring Matt Watts, Bob Martin and Jennifer Irwin and is directed/produced by Don McKellar.  I wish this show good luck and hope it will be included in CBC’s new fall lineup!

June 2009:  Precious Eklektik Boutique Art Gallery in Toronto has chosen to feature me as one of their two artists of the month.  On June 21st, 2009 there will be an exhibition of my art at 1 – 5pm.  

July 2008: The Peace Village Art Gallery in Thunder bay has chosen my artwork to be featured in their art gallery..  

June 2008: The Seven Shores Trading Company in Kingston, On is featuring several of my paintings in their eclectic art gallery store.

March 2008:  I am devoting more of my time to my art again and selling more pieces once again.  I’m looking forward to what the future has in store 🙂

January 2007:  I have the joy of welcoming the new addition to my family, my baby Thomas.  Therefore I am cutting back on painting for a while to devote more time to my family.

December 2006:  My work is being exhibited exclusively at the upscale Klaesis European Bakery & Cafe in Pembroke, Ontario.  My art book is also available to customers to view through 172 of my favorite pieces (of my first 400 paintings) in furnished settings.  

August 2006:  I have the honor of being chosen to have my art displayed in the Portland, Oregon Sungari Restaurant for the duration of a special cooking seminar hosted by television cooking legend Marin Yan.  

Here are some photos from that event:

Martin Yan in front of my painting along with Sungari Restaurant manager Francis Koo and his wife.

Martin Yan and Francis Koo and his wife in front of a huge commissioned cherry blossom painting by nathalie van

Martin Yan in front of Nathalie Van's Huge Commissioned Cherry Blossom Painting

Martin Yan signing one of his cook books to me, in response to seeing my art displayed in the restaurant and looking through my art book, he wrote “Nathalie Van, you are truly talented, a master of your craft”.  I am so proud 🙂

TV Chef Martin Yan signing his cook book to artist Nathalie Van

February 2006:  I have been working on compiling a book of my sold paintings because I have hit the 500 painting mark.  I have included 172 of my favorite sold paintings in this book, shown both alone and with a furnished setting photo.  Please click on the image below if you are interested in purchasing the book:

The Art of Nathalie Van Book Cover Silver background with Burgundy Cherry Blossoms

Canadian Tulip Festival:  I was chosen to paint a five foot tulip for display at the tulip festival in 2005.  This tulip has been on exhibits across Canada since then and will be on exhibit again during this year’s tulip festival between May 4th and May 22nd, 2006.  Below you can see a photo of my completed tulip, as photographed by a professional photographer for postcards that will be sold at the event.

Ottawa Tulip Festival Painted Large Fibreglass Tulip by Artist Nathalie Van

Spring 2005: I exhibited several paintings in Ottawa’s City Hall on Festival Plaza for three weeks during the tulip festival.