Nathalie participated in th 2008 Jerusalem Show: Walks in the City with an exhibition of her paintings, Water. The collection is a work on the beauty of water, of the importance of this beautiful and vital element in different cultures and religions, and of the need of taking care of it. More information on Nathalie's 2008 Jerusalem Show exhibit can be found here.
Nathalie Toro Retivoff was born in Colombia in 1966, to a Spanish-Colombian father and Russian mother and she was brought up in an environment with both Latin and European influences. She lived in in Colombia, Chile and Peru. In 1983, at the end of school studies in Lima, Peru, she worked at PRAXIS International Art Gallery. At this time, she also worked designing costumes for ballet and advertising design. At the same time, she directed her own workshop frameworks.
During this period, she started studing art with the peruvian painter Salvador Velarde. She also received great influence and support from renowned Latin American painters such as Hastings, Fernando de Zsizslo, Hertzkowitz, Eduardo Entire Mac, the Oscar winner Eugenio Zanetti , and Cajahuaringa. In 1985 she moved to Spain, and continued her University Studies in Art, Fashion and Costume Design.