Artist “Edith Grey” (Natasha Powell Walker) graduated in 2007 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Apparel Design and Merchandising Management. Edith Grey is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and creating for as long as she can remember. Originally from Richmond, VA she now resides in the Raleigh-Durham area after relocating with her husband back in Fall of 2014.
A large body of her work tends to focus on the female figure and the struggles women face in society. “We wear so many hats in today’s world. When we’re in the office we have to be strong and edgy, then we come home and provide a nurturing atmosphere to our loved ones,” Grey said. “We’re expected to have an on and off switch. I choose to explore these issues in my work hoping to reach other women in society who struggle with the same conflict. As women we have to be all things to all people and that role can be confusing, daunting even. It isn’t until we start to embrace these challenges and our own inner strength that we begin to break down traditional role barriers and start becoming at peace with who we are.”
Through her use of vibrant color, Edith Grey is able to tackle complex issues while still creating works of art that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. “My hope is that my art provides a sense of empowerment and enlightenment to my audience, both female and male alike.”