Nathaniel Skousen

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Nathaniel Skousen

United States

Raised in a house that did not permit a television but instead provided many books, Nathaniel grew up in a slower world than most. He was keenly interested in the impressionists and Finnish realist oil painters even as a child. After graduating with a university level art degree he realized that much of his learning needed to be taking place in the studios of master artists and he began taking workshops.

In 2015, after taking an academic class in understanding color theory, he began comparing color charts. He looked to famous artists like William Adolphe Bouguereau and John Singer Sargent. Only then did his art mind awaken to how colors work in art.  He then spent almost two years away from direct painting and instead studied color theories that the masters demonstrated in their works. This influence is seen in his works today.  

 

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