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After the Flood by NathanHolly After the Flood :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 3 0 Blackbird by NathanHolly Blackbird :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 5 0 The Arbor Flame by NathanHolly The Arbor Flame :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 7 0 Phoenix Rising by NathanHolly Phoenix Rising :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 4 0 Queen of Angels by NathanHolly Queen of Angels :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 2 0 May 6, 1938 by NathanHolly May 6, 1938 :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 12 0 Stained Glass Monarch by NathanHolly Stained Glass Monarch :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 4 2 In Memoriam by NathanHolly In Memoriam :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 13 4 Eternal Sunset by NathanHolly Eternal Sunset :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 0 In Death... by NathanHolly In Death... :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 19 0 The Amoeba Nebula by NathanHolly The Amoeba Nebula :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 2 0 Fireflower by NathanHolly Fireflower :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 3 0 The 50,000 Year Migration from Alpha Centauri by NathanHolly The 50,000 Year Migration from Alpha Centauri :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 4 0 Killer Mosquito by NathanHolly Killer Mosquito :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 0 The Manhattan Tree by NathanHolly The Manhattan Tree :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 8 2 The Night Watchman by NathanHolly The Night Watchman :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 8 0

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Nathan Holly
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
You know those little sketches that people create mindlessly during boring meetings? I paint those. Just like you see kittens in clouds or Elvis in a potato chip, I see images in my doodles. It's called pareidolia (that's your word of the day). I find it quite interesting how a random collection of lines can turn into a petrified cowboy, ie. Eternal Sunset. So I tend to work on the abstract and surreal spectrum of painting since doodles are rarely realistic.

Like pretty much every artist ever, I've had a passion for art ever since I can remember. But rather than go to art school I became a mechanical engineer since it promised a much more stable economic future. And it did just that while at the same time allowing me to pursue painting. In between paintings I spend my time reading art books and blogs, watching Youtube videos, and watching reruns of Bob Ross to grow my artistic talents.

My paintings can be purchased on Vango.
www.vangoart.co/nathan-holly

For those with Twitter, I'll post some pics of in progress paintings if you are interested.
twitter.com/NathanPHolly

And last but not least, The Facebook.
www.facebook.com/pages/Nathan-…
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Blackbird
"Blackbird followed me, everywhere I went". Geri X, "Blackbird"

This painting was inspired by the song "Blackbird" by Geri X, an indie musician from Tampa.

Completed February 6, 2018
Oil on 20x20 Canvas
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Queen of Angels
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:" Revelations 12.1

Oil on 24x18 canvas
Completed October 13, 2017
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I spent the last 10 years writing and recording music.  It's difficult to even reach people so I decided to put that part of my life on hold indefinetly.  I've had ideas for abstract paintings so I've decided to give this a run to see how it's received.  So definitely leave feedback, good or bad.  I'd like to gauge where I am.  Thanks  - Nathan.

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Iamsheila Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I've randomly encountered you through the random Deviant tab!  YOU LUV DA BUDDERS?? by Iamsheila  I just wanted to say that from randomly encountering your page, I can see a load of beautiful artwork in this gallery and I'm shocked there isn't more views or comments on your works! I hope you get some more attention in the future and that you continue to follow your heart and make more beautiful things!~
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NathanHolly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  With so many artists out there it's hard to get noticed but I try not to let that bother me.  I just push forward and continue creating when I can.  If I get more recognition one day, that'd be great.  But if not, that's ok too. 
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Iamsheila Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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