Artist, Nathalie Equall,  with her canine assistant, Bubba Jones.

About ​The Artist

Nathalie Equall

Nathalie lives and paints in Cedar Hills, a suburb of Portland Oregon. Accompanied by Bubba Jones, her rescued American Shelter Dog, she paints the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and its occupants. When the weather cooperates she paints en plein air (outdoors).

Nathalie paints primarily with soft pastel on archival sanded paper, usually over an underpainting of oil paint and mineral spirits. She loves the immediate gratification that pastels provide with their ability to be applied in multiple layers of rich, creamy color that require no drying time, and their archival qualities. She finds pastels to be the perfect portable medium for plein air painting.

Nathalie is an award winning artist who participates in regional fine art shows, invitational art competitions, and plein air events. She is a member of Oregon Society of Artists, and Portland Painter’s Showcase. She is represented by Currents Gallery in McMinnville OR.


Nathalie Equall.  ​​​​​​​​​Artist. Paints in studio and en plein air with pastel and oil paint.
Subject matter- the flora and fauna of the Pacific NW.
Shows and Awards

  • Best in show 2015 Oregon Society of Artists Spring Juried Show
  • Best in Show 2013 Umpqua Valley Plein Air Competition
  • Florence Thurman (Artist's Choice) Award 2016 Painter's Showcase 
  • Artist's Choice- 2017 Willamette Lavender Festival
  • Quick Draw Award- Southern OR Plein Air 2017
  • Quick Draw Award II- Southern OR Plein Air 2017
  • People’s Choice Landscape 2013 Hillsboro, OR Plein Air
  • People’s Choice 2013 Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show
  • 1st Place 2012 Oregon Lavender Festival Plein Air Art Show
  • 1st Place Umpqua Valley Plein Air Competition 2011
  • 1st place and People’s Choice awards 2010 OR Society of Artists Fall Show
  • Solo Show May 2016 Newberg Art Walk, FormWorx Design Studio, Newberg, OR
  • Solo Show September-November 2015 Fisher Fine Art Roseburg, OR
  • Solo Show June 2012 Elizabeth Lofts Gallery
  • 3rd Place Artworks NW Roseburg, OR May 2012
  • 2nd Place- Southern OR Plein Air 2017
  • 2nd place 2012 OR Society of Artists Spring Juried Show
  • Judges Choice- Plein Air Paintout at Indian Ford Meadow, National Forest Federation
  • Award of Excellence Yamhill Lavender Festival 2013,2014,2015,2016
  • Honorable Mention, Willamette Valley Lavender Festival 2017
  • Honorable Mention, Painter's Showcase 2016
  • Honorable Mention, 34th Annual Rose Festival Art Show 2016
  • Honorable Mention, Painter’s Showcase 2014, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2015
  • Honorable mention Yamhill Lavender Festival 2010,2011
  • Wild Arts Festival, Audubon Society of Portland 2014 juried artist
  • Celebration of Creativity 2014, 2015 juried artist
  •  NW Plein Air Columbia Art Gallery Hood River, OR juried artist 2011-2013
  • Plein Air Lake Oswego 2014, 2015 invited artist
  • Visual Arts Showcase Beaverton, OR juried artist 2010- 2012
  • Art in the Burbs, juried artist 2012
  •  2011-2014 Buckman School Show and Sell, juried artist
  •  Doll Gardner Gallery group show- Paintout Group Summer 2012
  •  2nd Place pastel Night of the Arts Portland, OR 2010
  • Yamhill Lavender Festival brochure cover art 2010
  • Yamhill Lavender Festival Art Show and Plein Air Paint Out 2008-2014
  • Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Fine Art Show 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Umpqua Plein Air Competition and Quick Draw 2011-2016
  • Spring Home and Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center 2012-2015 and Fall Home and Garden Show 2013      - Working artist in the artisan village, paintings on display plus painting demonstration during all                                        show hours, representing Oregon Society of Artists​

Independent study, workshops/classes with Marla Baggetta, Elizabeth Mowry, Susan Ogilvie, Kitty Wallis, Susan Day, Richard McKinley, Susan Foley, Thomas Conrad, Eve Kenyon, Scott Gellatly

Professional Affiliations
Oregon Society of Artists
Painter’s Showcase of Portland, OR
Represented by Currents Gallery, McMinnville, OR