Welcome, wonderful human!

  • Meet the Artist

  • I'm Natalie Ding, chief visionary of The Kookie Studio! Here, I create artworks that explore the self, artworks that add a little joy to your walls and a lot of confidence to your life!

Meet the Artist

I'm Natalie Ding, chief visionary of The Kookie Studio! Here, I create artworks that explore the self, artworks that add a little joy to your walls and a lot of confidence to your life! see the art

The Not So Short Summary

Let's start with the background info: Growing up in an Asian-Australian family, I followed custom and completed an Accounting and Finance degree before entering the business world. As I slogged through various internships, I realised that I can, should and must make my own way in the world as the most expressive version of myself possible.

I drive a hot pink car, but being the centre of attention Freaks. Me. Out. Creating art is as much a part of my own personal therapy and journey to confidence and self-love as it is about painting for others. It is my mission to inspire a community of explorers of the self and soul, who support each other as we grow and become who we are meant to be. You will see these pops of colour throughout my work as well.

I believe that when we show up in the world as the most authentic version of ourselves, we free others to do the same. Exploration, freedom, self-empowerment and joy are some of my strongest values, and are reflected in every piece I create.


Meet Kookie

Yes, I absolutely named this studio after him!

Three years ago, Kookie the dog came into our family and gave me the motivation and confidence to start creating pet portraits. That kicked off my artistic career capturing magical memories with pet and human portraits in a variety of art styles...if you ever need custom artwork, head on over to Art N Kookies!