Nishta (Natalie Alarcón), born in Hamburg, Germany, and raised in Madrid, is a Spanish artist specializing in hand-drawn pastel art that goes beyond the visible. Each piece is hand drawn and has a unique story.
For twenty years she parallel-pathed a successful career as a brand design leader/art director with her work as a painter. Nishta maintained a studio in Harlem and on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and was actively showing and selling her paintings.
Her extensive art training includes a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design (Paris and NY), a Master's in Visual Arts from New York University (Italy and NY), and a Doctorate in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College.
Nishta taught painting and yoga at renowned NY institutions before relocating back to Europe after nearly two decades in Manhattan. Nowadays she resides between France & Spain and works as a full-time artist and entrepreneur.