Artist bio

Born and raised in Dominica, and has been drawing since the age of 12. She is also a self-taught artist who is very passionate about drawing and painting. This passion all started with an innocent young child trying to imitate her older sister. It grew and grew over the years with just one thought in mind, “I want to be better than her”. Nathlyn has always been intrigued with drawing and painting. She feels a surge of excitement when taking something real and displaying it on paper and it STILL looks real. She almost gets paralyzed with awe when something in mind comes together on canvas. Throughout her life she wanted to give up on drawing and painting because it is not very profitable in her country. But for some reason art would always find itself back to her. So, what she discovered about her failed attempts at quitting, is that drawing and painting lives and breathes in her. She won third place in the 2019 Earth Day poster competition held by the Barbados US embassy.


A Light in the Dark



Artist Statement

There is a deep darkness that is constantly trying to expand its reach. It lurks at every corner searching for its next prey to engulf into its bottomless abyss.
And there is also someone who is willing to shine a light to chase away that darkness. He is like a lamppost standing high illuminating your path, ending your fears, and showering you with a blanket infinite love. Psalm 119:105-106 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.

How it fits into contest

At some point in life, you can find yourself engulfed in a darkness that feels like there's no way out. Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. But there is a way out, it's the Lord God Almighty that has the power to chase that darkness away.
Psalm 119:105-106 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path. That light isn't stumbled upon by accident, it has to be asked for. Matthew 7:7‭-‬8 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Psalm 27:1 (KJV) The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? It is that light that keeps you going. It is that light that encourages you to never stop trying. It is that light that comforts you in your pain, struggles and loneliness. It is that light that tells you your best is yet to come.
God is the one person that will never leave your side. He will ALWAYS be there your you. Matthew 28:20 (KJV) .....I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. He never gives us more than we can handle. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
He has given us all the things that we need to overcome temptations. Ephesians 6:10‭-‬11 (KJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil

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