Natalie Guess is one of a small number of professional batik artists across the United States. She has worked in this medium for more than 44 years and finds that the possibilities are exciting and endless. Her artistic handling of composition, many times involving shadows, gives her pieces a drama and depth that renders itself especially striking in batik medium. It has a look unlike any other art form. Her work, over the years, has been instrumental in getting batik recognized as a fine art media in the United States.