"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
2017 Selected artist -'the other art fair Sydney'
2017 FIRST PRIZE Trinity acquisitive art award
2017 Feature artist GO LOCAL magazine
2016 Public art (enlarged image wrapped on central Albury substation)
2016 Finalist Pro Hart outback award
2016 Feature artist, Trinity art award
2015 Highly commended Hume art award
2014 Finalist Hume art award
2012 Highly commended Hume art award
2012 Peoples choice (joint) Hume art award
2012 Selected artist, Wonga Wetlands ephemeral project
2012 Commended Chiltern art award
MAMA, Albury public art gallery
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