Nathan Ledyard Art
Currently residing in San Diego, California, Nathan Ledyard creates art depicting waves and ocean scenes using a unique combination of materials and techniques that push beyond the boundaries of two-dimensional painting. Often painting from a surfer's point of view, Nathan's work captures the feeling of being in the water and a part of the sea.
Nathan practiced as an attorney for six years before his love of art took over, and he
decided to pursue his true passion full-time in 2013.
He has developed his artistic style through problem solving and experimentation. Searching for a way to paint thin enough to incorporate the natural wood patterns without sacrificing depth and texture, Nathan discovered that he was able to achieve both by carving into the wood. This breakthrough led to the discovery of other techniques that focus on three dimensions to create natural shadows and highlights. The resulting works of art are realistic yet surreal, invoking both memories and dreams of the ocean and surfing.
“When I think of surfing, I think about being on my board out in the line-up, feeling the rhythm of the ocean, being totally in the moment and in awe of the beauty of the breaking waves. My goal is to capture that experience and share the feeling I get from surfing and being in the ocean. For those who have shared similar experiences, it takes them back to that place in time, while for others I hope to show them something new through my eyes.”
SURF INSPIRED WOOD CARVINGS
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