Nathaniel has studied, sold art, taught the arts for over 30 years. He refined his skills through the tag programs in Portland, attending classes at Chemeketa and other community colleges, and most recently, volunteering to teach youth art classes. He did graphic design for 20 years. He has also illustrated children's books and designed and painted murals.
He now works as a freelance artist and owns Boopher Arts Studio in addition to a local residential artist at The 3rd Easel Gallery in Stayton Oregon. He does paintings, portrait drawings, shows, classes and demonstrations. His focus is portrait drawings by using graphite and colored pencils.
Like many artists, Nathaniel is constantly being inspired by the world around him. He feels compelled to express his emotions using visual mediums.
Nathaniel is drawn to faces because each person is unique. He captures their personality and presence as well as their physical attributes in his work. He pours his heart into every piece.
Nathaniel believes that everyone has an inner artist, but many people are hesitant to attempt art because they feel they are not good enough. When he teaches, he focuses on helping young people accept themselves as artists, while secondarily providing instruction to improve thier technicique.
Nathaniel's vision is to have art accessible to all: where everyone can receive a high quality art education and learn to express themselves through the beautiful language of art.
~I want to take what I've learned and give it to others. I enjoy watching young people grow as artists.
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