Nathan Downing

Nathan Downing (Arizona, United States, 1981, self-educated). In 2010, when his life was going through many changes, an urge deep within led him to pick up a pencil. The sense of familiarity was something not felt since his childhood. With a personality that leans towards that of a perfectionist, this is expressed in his work with minimalistic - realism of the desired subject. His art is unique in many aspects and follows a logical approach.

With an eye for detail and technical skills, he paints a variety of subjects. What starts as a simple image develops into a sophisticated composition in which each detail has a meaning. The choice of background color, the title, and subject matter are tied together to evoke various emotions. Observing our own thoughts, creativity is born, and each painting represents humanity and the world we live in. There are always hidden messages in his paintings. It is up to the viewer to find them. “I believe art is a visual language of humanity and a means of expression that should be shared. Visual communication through art brings about a healthy society”.

Featured Work


Scarlet City

by Nathan Downing 
2018
24 x 36 in
acrylic on linen 
item no. 1069

For Sale $864
Limited Edition prints are available!

The first painting of the series SILK is now complete and is titled "Scarlet City". This piece went through a few changes along the way, but in the end the story is told. The background is an impressionistic representation of downtown San Diego while the figure/silk are more focused.

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ARTBeat 11

ARTbeat 11 Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Heavy Burden

by Nathan Downing
2018
16 x 16 in
acrylic on canvas
item no. 1067
$256
Limited Editoin prints are available!

Taking the phrase “Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders” and adding a twist. The dove representing peace, attempts to rescue humanity by taking flight. But will it be enough to lift humanities sorrows. The string tied to the doves foot represents humanities hope for peace. If one looks inward may find the answers. The reflection represents the actions of humanity as a whole. Together we may find the courage to take flight.

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Fitting In

by Nathan Downing
2017
20 x 16 in
acrylic on canvas
item no. 1065

$320

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In the Flow

by Nathan Downing
2017
20 x 20 in
acrylic on canvas
item no. 1063

$400

Limited Editoin prints are available! 

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