"My paintings are based on the interesting and often secret narrative of regional Australia's inland waterways.
My intent is for the viewer to firstly see a deconstructed landscape as a cohesive whole then to be drawn in closer to notice the nuanced layers, signatures and details.
I am drawn to the mosaics of colour, the whimsical scribbles of nature’s marks and the lacey reflections on the water.
Without focusing on the literal and descriptive, the work subtly suggests and translates the story of the dynamic, evolving wetland environment. " Nat Ward, 2016.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Canterbury University
GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS (2006-2014)
Solo show MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)
COMMENDATIONS and PROJECTS
Selected artist "Murals in houses' NZ
Selected artist 'Artists in Eden' project, NZ
2012 Ephemeral Project 'Wonga Wetlands'
2012 Commended-Chilton art award
2012 Highly commended-Hume art award
2012 People’s choice (joint)Hume art award
2014 Finalist Hume art award
2015 Highly commended-Hume art award
2016 Finalist- Pro Hart Outback art award
2016 Public Art- (Enlarged vinyl reproduction of "Translating wetlands' painting wrapped around big substation central Albury.)
MAMA, Albury public art gallery
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