New Artist Statement – Insight into passion and process

I’ve recently completed a major overhaul of my main Artist Statement.

For all artists, working in any medium, writing about our work is an essential practice that carries surprising power. The artist statement is usually written after producing the visual works, as a way to explain the motivation and rationale behind the work. Often, collections, series and bodies of work may have their own individual statements. Sometimes a statement will be written in advance, to guide the production of a series.

The process of creating a statement also has incredible informative value toward the production of future work. When we dig deep to find answers, the process of writing our main Artist Statement can be challenging—to say the least. I reckon my current version underwent at least three dozen revisions. Below is one of my later drafts, before I really started the severe edits that resulted in the final version.

(I’m sharing this draft because this gives deep insight into how and why I do what I do, and why I’ve chosen this path in life. Much of this material was cut for the final, concise version; still some people might be interested in more detail…)

As always, thanks for your interest in my work, and please get in touch if you have any questions or there’s anything I can help you with. — Cheers, Nat

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Visual beauty and good design influence our happiness and well-being. Beauty can be found everywhere, but it’s not always obvious. Contemplating abstract imagery is beneficial for our minds.

My work is about discovering, sharing and appreciating the captivating, interesting and surprising imagery that can be found in any kind of place, natural or manmade. (more…)

New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Untitled by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks.

Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material.

Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic.

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New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Harmony by Nat Coalson

This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain.

The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.

Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like flowers, jewelry and sunsets.

You can own this abstract photograph as a fine art reproduction in any size and on any material. This picture is especially beautiful as a large, mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic paint and metallic leaf. It also looks amazing printed on metal!

Contact us today for a quote on your own custom artwork.

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New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

Abstract Photography: Artigianale VI: La Hermosa Música by Nat Coalson

I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain.

(OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.)

The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors.

Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order.

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New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

Abstract Photography: Artigianale V by Nat Coalson

I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain.

The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern.

This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings.

It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic and metallic foil.

Contact us to place your custom order.

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New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth by Nat Coalson

This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.

A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.

This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing.

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New Abstract Photograph: Love Will Set You Free

Abstract Photograph: Love Will Set You Free by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made in Girona, Spain. With a dramatic, bold design that features hard shapes delineated in red and black, this image evokes strong feelings of both passion and confinement.

Prints available for purchase in any size and on any material.

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New Abstract Photograph: A Memory … Or A Dream?

Abstract Photograph: A Memory … Or A Dream? by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made at Hardwick Hall, England depicts soft, monochromatic fields of neutral colour.

The horizontal orientation, bisected by a diagonal divide, simultaneously conveys subtle energy and calm stillness.

Varying levels of transparency impart a mood of mystery and ethereal concepts just out of reach.

Available as a print on any material and in any size, including hand embellished Limited Originals on canvas.

Alternate colouring may also be available for this image.

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New Abstract Photograph: Roman Bath

Abstract Photograph: Roman Bath by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made in Bath, England features diagonal cross hatch patterns in varying levels of transparency. Subtle pastel hues lend a rich, warm feel to the composition.

This minimalist composition makes great decor for contemporary spaces.

Fine art prints available in any size and on any material, including hand embellished Limited Original editions on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Fulgurite

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Fulgurite by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made in Nardo, Italy features a vertical orientation with a strong, white line descending from top to bottom through fields of red and blue-gray hues, resembling a lighting bolt.

Prints available in any size and on any material.

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New Abstract Photograph: Lavender Dream

Abstract Photograph: Lavender Dream by Nat Coalson

Abstract fine art photograph made in Nice, France features thin, light lines streaking over a smooth background of purple and tan.

Soft textures interplay with varying levels of transparency.

Prints are available in any size and on any material, including hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: evervescence

Abstract Photography: Evervescence by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made in Santa Maria de Leuca, Italy.

Simple, minimalist composition features small, white amorphous shapes that appear to float on a blue, textured blue background.

Prints are available in any size and on any material, including hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Genesis

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Genesis by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph features soft, amorphous shapes emerging from a smooth, purple background. Subtle textures with varying levels of transparency are reminiscent of a cellular organism, or possibly a jellyfish, nautilus or other aquatic life.

I made this photograph during a trip to western Ireland over the 2014 Easter break. This work is part of a new series I’m developing with solid color backgrounds and mysterious floating shapes. I’ll be releasing more works from this series throughout this coming summer, so stay tuned!

Prints are available in any size and on any material, including hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Jewel Box

Abstract Photograph: Jewel Box by Nat Coalson

Abstract fine art photograph features the translucent, white outlines of multiple rectangles over a soft background of red, yellow, orange and purple.

Prints available in any size and on any material, including Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Gallipoli

Abstract Photograph: Gallipoli by Nat Coalson

Abstract fine art photograph features a diagonal design with a wide strip of warm hues over a light blue background.

Soft textures with varying levels of transparency are reminiscent of a sunset reflecting on the sea.

Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media Limited Originals on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: D’Acqua

Abstract Photography: D'Acqua by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Santa Maria di Leuca, Puglia, Italy.

Horizontal format features wide, diagonal sections of blue and turquoise hues, punctuated by bright, organic textures in lighter blue and white.

Prints available on any material and in any size, including hand-embellished Limited Originals on canvas.

Also available as diptych and triptych.

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New Abstract Photograph: Cultivating

Abstract Photograph: Cultivating by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Lecce, Italy.

Vertical format features sweeping curves of blue lines over a green and turquoise background with a subtle texture.

Available as hand-embellished Limited Edition on canvas and other print types.

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New Abstract Photograph: The Power of Positive Thinking

Abstract Photography: The Power of Positive Thinking by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made at Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy.

Horizontal image features equal backgrounds of tan and indigo divided by a diagonal line, peppered with light and dark spots of varying sizes and shapes.

Available as a hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas and other print types.

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New Abstract Photograph: Faux Vista I – Althorp

Abstract Photograph: Faux Vista - Althorp by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made at Althorp House, England resembles a wide, sweeping landscape.

Features soft washes of multicolored brown and tan areas with a turquoise band across the top.

Prints available in any size and on any material.

Also available as hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Dreaming of Monet

Abstract Photograph: Dreaming of Monet by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph alludes to flowers and floral patterns resembling a Monet painting.

Features soft, transparent washes of pastel colors and subtle textures.

Prints available on canvas; also available as hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photograph: Swimming with Sharks

Abstract Photograph: Swimming with Sharks by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, England.

Features light, transparent washes of blue and purple hues interspersed with warmer hues and a subtle grid pattern.

Prints available in any size, on any material.

Also available as Limited Original on canvas, hand-embellished with acrylic.

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New Abstract Photography: Merlin’s Alchemy

Abstract Photograph: Merlin's Alchemy by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made at Belton House, England.

Features wispy circles of pastel colors over a solid black background.

This contemporary art works well with a wide range of other decor.

Prints available in any size and on any media.

Also available as a hand-embellished Limited Original on canvas.

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New Abstract Photography: Summer Sets

Abstract Photograph: Summer Sets by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made at Belton House, England.

Monochromatic design features soft, transparent washes of warm white, yellow and gold accented by a strong focal point of brown and subtle blue hues.

Available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material.

Also available as a Limited Original mixed media work.

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