Nathan Paddison paints his experiences looking through the eyes of someone he’s become but still using the experiences of his troubled past using colours and gestures to represent emotions. Words also play a big part of his journey, they become a form of abstraction in the way he uses them and have meanings beyond the way they are read.
“This body of work is all about Australia from our unique fauna to our unofficial icon Ned Kelly.
The clothing on the animals is also to somewhat humanise the animals to give the viewer a more personal and caring view so as to not just look at them as animals but also as individuals with personalities and feelings.” ~ Nathan Paddison
Working fast and with a lot of energy, sometimes aggressively sometimes playfully, each artwork builds up layers to tell their own story and build their own personality. Although the end result shows barely any of the journey it gives the painting its soul.
Nathan paints day and night religiously, expressing whatever his creative self or the canvas asks of him.
“Everything is part of the story and my journey. The places I’ve been and story I have to tell is unmatched and I’m making my art from places I’ve been and seen.” Nathan Paddison
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