Natalie Riggan is a deaf painter, photographer and filmmaker. Her work explores representations of feeling, safety and belonging. She spent seven years in South Wales photographing the land and sea, which is how landscape and seascape became a journey into her own identity. Her paintings are often mysterious and dream-like and further develop the ideas expressed by her photographs. As a filmmaker Natalie collaborates with the artist Stuart Vernon Rushworth. Both of them have considerable challenges that prevent them from travelling but they combine their resources and support each other. They participated in an Arts Council study titled Isolated Artists that studied artists who are isolated by their disabilities.
As a filmmaker Natalie is interested in films that reveal inner experience. She works with other artists or designers and also makes short films about peaceful places such as the sea and woods and connects them to her interest in healing.
Natalie Riggan was trained at The Highfield Annexe in Huddersfield and received The BTEC National Diploma in 2002, specialising in Photography. She has exhibited at Café Lux in Pudsey and in group exhibitions in West Yorkshire and in South Wales. She is a member of The Huddersfield Art Society.