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

Fishing Hole

Painting of a man at his favorite fishing hole. The gentleman passed away a few years ago and is a surprise birthday gift for his daughter. Even though I never met the gentleman, I feel got to know him a little. For me making a connection and sharing a story is sacred. 
By Nathan Downing 
Title: Fishing Hole  
Size: 16 x 20 in.
Technique: Acrylic on canvas

#Commissioned Work

ArtWalk Liberty Station 2018

Excited about attending this years ArtWalk Liberty Station in San Diego. I will be located at booth 410. If your in the area, come out and see beautiful works of art by various artists!



Color palette used for the figure is the same used for background. Due to the canvas size, proportions were challenging. This commission piece was done for Avanti Skin Center of Yuma.

by Nathan Downing
48 x 60 in
acrylic on canvas
item no. 1072

#Commissioned Work

Heavy Burden

by Nathan Downing
16 x 16 in
acrylic on canvas
item no. 1067
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.