“I was always so excited by trips to the sea growing up; waiting in the car, trying to peak over the horizon to check if you were close. And when you first stepped foot on the sand, it’s ever changing nature and unpredictability kept you on your toes, but its rhythmic inevitability was entrancing.
In my works I try to explore the forces of nature on manmade structures; and I’m often inspired by how waves crash into walls and buildings, or by the rudimentary mounds of sand we used to pile up to try to stop the barrage of water. We never succeeded, of course.
When painting, I try to keep my arm as free as possible, letting my hand guide the paint around the board. But towards the end of the composition I’ll add the straight lines, cut or pencil. I guess in some ways I’m still trying to hold back the force of nature; but the sea is unstoppable.”
Nat lives and works in Brighton.