By Adisson Baker
Natalie Pacheco, a junior at Lowry, is involved in two of Ms. Julia Topholm’s classes this year, Sculpture and Advanced Art I. This dedication is what drove Topholm to recognize her for her talent and dedication to art.
“She was a pleasure to have in Art II last year and I was very excited to see her back in my class,” said Ms. Topholm.
Pacheco is a skilled and dedicated artist; she takes pride in her work and the time she spends perfecting it has paid off.
“I just really enjoy doing art,” said Pacheco. “I do it in my free time, and lots of it at home.”
Pacheco is a talented artist who enjoys sketching people and animals. Not only was she chosen as Artist of the Issue, but also picked by Topholm for Artist of the Week.
“She is coming up with ideas that are challenging her as an individual student artist and it is showing in her work already at the start of this year,” said Topholm.
Aspiring artists may wonder how Pacheco has become so talented in creating art, but it is all about the time and effort she puts into it.
“I have been involved in art for a very long time,” said Pacheco.
Pacheco’s 19-year-old sister Vannessa influenced Natalie to get into art and become the artist she is today.
“My older sister taking classes in Junior High inspired me,” said Pacheco. “We are super close”.
Once she got a little older Pacheco began experimenting with art more and more. During her freshman year, she created her first big art piece.
“Freshman year when I drew my dog, Duke, that was a big one,” said Pacheco.