Bracken Cove is a collection of Art, Vintage and carefully sourced pre-loved items.
Bracken Cove, formally known as Studio Natoyaista, grew out of my passion for safe and clean skincare for my baby boy’s sensitive skin. With time, The baby grew, and so did my tiny business. I began offering my collection of vintage for the home, for your body, and adding to your unique collections. Being an artist, I use this space to share my work in the form of art prints and original works. Every vintage item is hand-picked by me before being sent out to you. As the sole operator of Studio Natoyaista, I’m the point of contact for every client. I delight in sourcing unique items with a story for you to breathe new life into. Every single piece is carefully selected with you in mind.
Hi, I’m Natoya I am a Jamaican- Canadian woman living in the Fraser Valley region of Beautiful British Columbia. I immigrated to Canada twenty years ago and immediately suffered immense culture shock.
As a way of staying connected to my Jamaican culture, I began to paint. I’ve always done art in some shape or form but moving thousands of miles from home really amplified my need to preserve my Jamaican heritage.
After Highschool, I enrolled in the Studio Art Program at Capilano College and completed my Fine Arts diploma.
I spent the next fifteen years creating art and showcasing my works locally and internationally. Exploring the backwoods of B.C. and starting a little family. It’s through our backwoods adventures that I discovered my love for vintage, restoring old things and breathing new life into items that were once discarded.
In 2022 I completed my BFA in with a Visual Arts major at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford. When I’m not creating art, collecting vintage or spending time with my family my guilty pleasure is beauty blogging. I write a blog http://www.justnatoya.com where I discuss, beauty, recipes and small-town lifestyle.
I believe as humans we are always growing, learning and changing and I’m thankful you can share these experiences with me.