Artist Biography - Nathan Pendlebury

Born in Chester in 1973. Nathan grew up in various places across the North West, including Salford, Greater Manchester and Warrington. Nathan studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University from 1993 to 1996 specialising in painting. He later stayed in Liverpool and is still based there today and currently has his studio with dot-art in Burlington House, Waterloo (just out...side Liverpool City Centre).
In the 2007, Nathan was awarded a place in Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York, as one of only a few artists selected.In addition to this, he was a Prize-winner at the 3rd and 4th Wirral Open exhibitions at the Williamson Art Gallery, as well as being selected for the ‘Best of Merseyside’ Exhibition in 2008 and the ‘Art Merseywide’ Exhibition in 2010. He also won 2nd Prize in the 2011 West Lancashire Open.
In 2010 Nathan became a father, which became a major influence in his paintings to come. The artists work remained abstract and featured elements of the city without being totally direct in figurative or representational terms. However, bright colour became a much vibrant feature in his painting, and is still there today. Innocence and fatherhood being on his mind now giving a new angle to his painting.

With an keen eye for bold composition, Nathan’s recent series of artworks are highly charged abstract works. He is inspired by what surrounds him in his everyday life. Although the influence of being a farther makes the artists work appear as happy art, his paintings still grasp elements of the urban environment, and the presence of humans, producing associations without being entirely representational.

Nathan has this to say about his work:

"There is a fundamental need for me to create a bridge for which words cannot be found. There is a compulsion to make, and for me, making paintings somehow seems the way forward. My subject is ‘life’. I am interested in colour and I want my paintings to be confident, positive and vibrant. I prefer to produce more abstract work but the marks and shapes still tend to produce associations nonetheless. Associations are produced like glimpses without always being totally direct in realistic or figurative terms. I also love music and the feelings I get from it. Part of what I want with my work is for people to get the same feeling from looking at my painting that I do from listening to the music I enjoy."
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