Natalie Di Dio

Natalie Di Dio

Natalie's work is an amalgamation of realism and stylized abstraction.  She focuses primarily on the human form and pulls heavily from surrealist practices.  

Her artistic passion is driven by her experiences with mental illness, domestic abuse, and trauma.  

"I want those who have suffered from mental illness, domestic abuse, and trauma to see hope.  I want those who are in the dark to see the light.  I want us all to remember that we are of one community and that we are all in this and can heal together

I am not alone.

You are not alone.

We are not alone." 

  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting

    Natalie Di Dio is a homegrown Idaho potato.  She graduated from CWI in 2019 with an AA in Studio Art, then continued on to Boise State University where she earned her BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing, graduating in 2022.  

    Her art style leans heavily into abstract realism.  She loves working in many mediums, including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, charcoal, pastels, ink, and digitally.  She is intensely passionate about mental health and wellness, she was a caregiver for three years and currently works as an Art Therapist at Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Health Hospital here in the Treasure Valley and she teaches Art at Fort Boise Community Center through the City of Boise; domestic abuse awareness, she is working on a series of portraiture dedicated to survivors and people who are struggling internally.  

    In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, read, listen to music, go to concerts, play board games and video games, hike, ride bikes, swim, play with her two dogs, and work on her personal goals: building her art business and being more active in the community.