Meet Natalie Hoebing!

Meet Natalie Hoebing, a senior at Gonzaga University!  Natalie is one of my best friends here at Gonzaga and is the most amazing woman I have ever met.  She strives to live everyday with the morals of Gonzaga’s mission statement, living a life through community, service, love, and family.  One of the most amazing things about Natalie is her talent for art.  Every piece she creates is truly beautiful and inspiring!  Although Natalie will be graduating next week, she is definitely a person worth getting to know!

Age/Year: 21, Senior

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Major: Business Administration with Finance & Entrepreneurship

Favorite TV Show: Right now, I love The Office, but my all-time favorite is Spongebob!

Dream Job: Being a famous artist

Instagram: #NatalieHoebingArtwork

Perfect Pizza: The Philly Cheesesteak pizza from Dominos

My favorite thing about Gonzaga is the community!


When did you first get involved in art?

When I was old enough to hold a pencil! I began to pursue art as a focus of study after my high school teacher told me that I was talented enough to be admitted into the Rhode Island School of Design.


What is your favorite thing about pursuing art?

My freedom of expression and the feeling of being able to do whatever I want and everyone likes it!


What are some of your biggest influences?

Often times, the people I meet, the things I see, my mood, the music I am currently listening to, and my friends have a huge influence on the pieces I am working on.

The most influential person in my life was Professor Gilmore.  He was not only my favorite teacher at Gonzaga, but my mentor before he recently passed away.  Being one of the oldest teachers at Gonzaga and also teaching at the University for 50 years, Professor Gilmore helped refine my artistic techniques and guide me in my creative process.  After spending an entire summer speaking with him everyday about life and art, he was and continues to be an amazing man in my life.


Natalie's work has been featured in magazines as well as showcases at various locations around Spokane.  To see more of Natalie’s work, you can check out her website HERE!  Make sure to say hello next time you see her on campus.