Natalie Di Dio

 I am Natalie Di Dio. 

I am an abstract realist Visual Artist whose work focuses on mental health, the human form, femininity, and surrealistic processes.  

I am a Therapeutic Expressive Arts Mentor who deals in artistic expression, externalization, communication, and relationships.

My mission is to teach others how to externalize their thoughts and feelings using therapeutic artistic processes so they are better able to have a more fulfilling relationship with themselves and their loved ones, and to have an overall better life.


My Favorite Mantras and Mottos  

- Communication, honesty, and transparency.

- I always have my own back, so I will get through this. 

- I am not alone.  You are not alone.  We are not alone.




  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
Artist Bio

I am a homegrown Idaho sweet potato, born in Nampa and raised in Boise, Idaho.  I like to describe my art style as abstract realism with a heavy hint of surrealistic process.  I work in whatever medium suits me at the time: watercolor pencils, watercolor, acrylic, oil, chalk pastels, charcoal, graphite, ink, digital.  I'm particularly interested in human anatomy, figure drawing, textures, patterns, lines, and themes of social justice, equality, human rights, and much more. 

I studied Studio Art, Illustration, and Creative Writing as an undergrad at both the College of Western Idaho where I got my associate's in Studio Art, and Boise State University where I obtained my baccalaureate in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing.  I currently work at Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Health Hospital as an Activity Therapist. I own my own business, Studio Di Dio, where I sell my works and mental health coaching.  I am also a student at Idaho State University, working towards my graduate degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC), where I will become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  

Process Shot
Process Shot