About Nathan

Hi! My name is Nathan and I am happy you are visiting my site.

MY STORY

I was born in the South Switzerland, where I actually live although I’m planning to move to Zurich. My passions are Art, travel, programming and video games. Concerning are my favorite movements are post-impressionism and surrealism whereas my favorite painter is Van Gogh, whose artworks are a source of inspiration for me. For some years I’ve started painting as hobby.

I got in touch for the first time with painting when my mother asked me to realize some paintings for her using a technique called “drip painting”. The I passed to more realistic painting by capturing still lives.

It’s because of my grandmother if I knew oil painting: she has gifted me my first kit. She is a painter too and she was my biggest source of tips and cheats when I started using oils.

In order to improve my painting technique I try to read as many books as I can on this Topic and I confront myself to others artists. When traveling I don’t miss the opportunity to visit galleries and museum in order to learn from great artists and to “steal” their techniques and cheats, because as Picasso says “real artists don’t copy, they steal”.

WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

Through this site I want to help above all people who are getting in touch for the first time with oil painting, because at the beginning it can seem hard and complicated. Secondly by reading the content on this site readers who have never got involved in painting may discover a new hobby.

Moreover by sharing my knowledge, searching for pieces of information and listening to others users I can improve my skills.

So I’ve opened this site to help all its members (also me) and visitors to improve themselves.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Nathan

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