Natalie Tseng is a representational artist from Santa Clarita, CA. Throughout her childhood, she had a fascination with design, animation, film, and music. She spent years paying close attention to detail and maintaining a pleasant aesthetic in her art. As she grew older, her personal experiences and observations influenced her work. No matter how unfortunate her circumstances became, the slightest glimmer of positivity kept her motivated to learn and evolve from them. Her series “Illuminations” showcases enlightening imagery of her family and friends to reveal the hidden positivity within the darkness of her world. With her dramatic use of lighting, Natalie displays her collection of subtle yet significant memories to commemorate those who have shaped her into who she is today. Ultimately, the goal of “Illuminations” is to remind viewers to be thankful for who and what they have in their lives when dealing with future hardship.