Nathan Durfee
Illustration, United States
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Contact details
310 Broad St. Apt 4B
Charleston, SC 29401
Tel: +1 775.848.4793
Brief Summary
A self-described "doodler," Nathan’s moments of boredom become sketches and designs in notebook margins. His fanciful, often abstract subjects share an organic connection with his informal school-day sketching. While working concepts, he says, "I try to keep that wandering state of mind—as I start laying down brush strokes, a narrative begins to develop. I keep molding and polishing the story until I'm happy with it, and in most cases it's something completely different than what I started out with.”
Despite his uncanny subjects, his application is studious and technically informed. The digital style, dubbed ‘photoworks’, has developed over the years and combine his drawings, paintings, and photographs. The ending image blends the media together, creating a natural look that exceeds the limitations of the paintbrush, pencil, or camera lens.
Nathan arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 2005, and works as a freelance illustrator and fine artist. his illustrations and paintings have appeared in national publications, art journals, galleries, and his book Hello My Name is Bernard won an international award at the Associazione Culturale Teatrio in Italy.
When he's not at work or at his studio, Nathan is busy riding his bike and sketching people and scenes in his Moleskine notebooks. He's taken great advantage of Charleston's picturesque downtown area, with its coffee shops, restaurants, and parks, life-watching with the same sort of constant curiosity as last-century Parisian artists sketching at their sidewalk cafes.
Charleston Magazine
Charleston Wedding
Charleston Home
WNC Magazine
Charleston City Paper
Savannah Health Monitor
St. Francis Health Network
College of Charleston Magazine
Charleston Moves
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Red Tide Artists
Robert Lange Studios
Modernisme Gallery
Margo Kaufman Gallery
DLO Technologies
The Ben Silver CorporationS

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