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In Memoriam by NathanHolly In Memoriam :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 12 3 Eternal Sunset by NathanHolly Eternal Sunset :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 0 In Death... by NathanHolly In Death... :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 15 0 The Amoeba Nebula by NathanHolly The Amoeba Nebula :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 1 0 Fireflower by NathanHolly Fireflower :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 2 0 The 50,000 Year Migration from Alpha Centauri by NathanHolly The 50,000 Year Migration from Alpha Centauri :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 2 0 Killer Mosquito by NathanHolly Killer Mosquito :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 0 The Manhattan Tree by NathanHolly The Manhattan Tree :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 8 2 The Night Watchman by NathanHolly The Night Watchman :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 8 0 Bioluminescent Syphozoan by NathanHolly Bioluminescent Syphozoan :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 4 0 Autumn Leaves by NathanHolly Autumn Leaves :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 5 0 Soaring Above the Tempestuous Sea by NathanHolly Soaring Above the Tempestuous Sea :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 7 0 Sprites by NathanHolly Sprites :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 3 0 Alpha Centauri Radiance by NathanHolly Alpha Centauri Radiance :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 0 Heart of the Storm by NathanHolly Heart of the Storm :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 4 0 Bouquet by NathanHolly Bouquet :iconnathanholly:NathanHolly 6 1



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Nathan Holly
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I create abstract and surreal oil paintings using techniques that draw largely on the wet on wet technique made popular by Bob Ross. This influence can be seen especially in the backgrounds. The abstract concepts are placed and created in a more realistic environment. The focal object(s) are created with textures such as rocky surfaces or smooth organic shapes with an attention to lighting and shading that can sometimes be absent from abstract paintings. I also tend to work in definitive color schemes such as reds, blues, browns, etc.

My interest in art started at an early age, as long as I can remember to be honest. I’ve always had a passion to create which is likely what lead me to my career as a mechanical engineer where I am the inventor on 2 patents with 2 more pending. This passion to create also led to my attempt to become a musician where I created 3 short, 6 song solo albums.

My paintings can be purchased on Vango.

For those with Twitter, I'll post some pics of in progress paintings if you are interested.

And last but not least, The Facebook.…


In Memoriam
"The unusual growth of this tree refracts the sunlight on to a weathered memorial. Divine influence or mere coincidence?"

Completed April 8, 2017
Oil on 20x16 Canvas
Eternal Sunset
"After a lifetime of searching, a drifter finally found the perfect place to call home."

Oil on 18x18 canvas.
Complete January 13, 2017
In Death...
"Tell me in death we will not part 
To reunite in endless time 
Keep me in your heart and I'll wait for you 
Forever to be by your side"

The title and above lyrics are from my song "In Death..." that I wrote and recorded in 2003.  The song can be found in the link below.…

Oil on 16x20 canvas.  
The Amoeba Nebula
"An enormous extraterrestrial creature takes on the appearance of a nebula to hide in plain sight."

Oil on 20" x 16" Canvas
Completed on October 8, 2016
"This extraordinary flower thrives in an unimaginable place... the heart of a fire."
Oil on 16 x 20 canvas
Complete 6/24/16
I spent the last 10 years writing and recording music.  It's difficult to even reach people so I decided to put that part of my life on hold indefinetly.  I've had ideas for abstract paintings so I've decided to give this a run to see how it's received.  So definitely leave feedback, good or bad.  I'd like to gauge where I am.  Thanks  - Nathan.


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