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Nathan Ledyard

Nathan Ledyard

San Diego, CA

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Currently residing in San Diego, CA., Nathan Ledyard creates art depicting waves and ocean scenes using a unique combination of materials and techniques that push the boundaries of two-dimensional painting. Often painting from a “surfers point of view,” Nathan’s work conveys the feeling of being in the water and a part of the sea.
Nathan has always felt a strong connection with the ocean, though having grown up in rural Pennsylvania, it was always far away and intangible. It wasn’t until he took time off from college to travel to Australia that he was finally able realize his dream of living by the ocean and learning to surf. When he returned home to Pennsylvania he resumed college and even went on to law school in Washington D.C.. But he couldn’t resist the draw if the ocean and surfing for long. Realizing he had to make it a part of his life, he decided to move to California in 2005.
Nathan began painting in his last semester of college. However, it was only until a few years later, when his friends started getting married and he started needing wedding presents, that his artistic endeavors really took hold. One painting led to another and soon his marrying friends all came to expect one of Nathan’s paintings. Having painted everything from animals to musicians for other people, he recently decided to direct his artistic focus to what he truly loves- the ocean and surfing. He painted his first wave in 2011 and has since that time he has relied on the energy and inspiration gained from the sea to create his art.
Nathan has developed his artistic style through problem solving and experimentation, and is constantly trying different mediums and techniques- most recently carving and painting wood. Searching for a way to paint thin enough to incorporate the natural grain without sacrificing depth and texture, Nathan discovered that he was able to achieve both by first carving into the wood. This breakthrough led to the discovery of other techniques that focus on three dimensions to create natural shadows and highlights. The resulting works of art are realistic yet surreal, invoking both memories and dreams of the Ocean and surfing.

 

Golden State of Mind by Nathan Ledyard

 

Spirits of Polihale by Nathan Ledyard

 

Mavericks by Nathan Ledyard

 

Step Into Liquid by Nathan Ledyard

 

Oak Barrel by Nathan Ledyard

 

Rincon by Nathan Ledyard

 

Pipe Dream by Nathan Ledyard

 

New Hampshire Coast by Nathan Ledyard

 

South Peak Sunset by Nathan Ledyard

 

Pacific Dream by Nathan Ledyard

 

Universal Flow by Nathan Ledyard

 

Burliegh Heads by Nathan Ledyard

 

Pipeline by Nathan Ledyard

 

Natural Wave by Nathan Ledyard

 

Long Beach Island by Nathan Ledyard

 

Swami's by Nathan Ledyard

 

North Florida Surf by Nathan Ledyard

 

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park by Nathan Ledyard

 

Tropical Haze by Nathan Ledyard

 

Ocean Beach Pier by Nathan Ledyard

 

Ireland by Nathan Ledyard

 

Island Reflection by Nathan Ledyard

 

Lava Tube by Nathan Ledyard

 

Emerald and Gold by Nathan Ledyard

 

Brittany, France by Nathan Ledyard

 

Majestic Oak by Nathan Ledyard

 

Honolua Bay by Nathan Ledyard

 

Sparkle by Nathan Ledyard

 

Morning Java by Nathan Ledyard

 

Stilt Fishermen of Ahangama by Nathan Ledyard

 

Napali Coast by Nathan Ledyard

 

Blacks Beach by Nathan Ledyard

 

Cliffs at Sunset by Nathan Ledyard

 

Jeffreys Bay by Nathan Ledyard

 

The Wedge by Nathan Ledyard

 

La Jolla Shores by Nathan Ledyard

 

The Ranch by Nathan Ledyard

 

Lower Trestles by Nathan Ledyard

 

Sunset Barrel by Nathan Ledyard

 

Vortex by Nathan Ledyard

 

Misty Mountains by Nathan Ledyard

 

Cloudbreak by Nathan Ledyard

 

Fuego by Nathan Ledyard

 

Ocean Heaven by Nathan Ledyard

 

Shimmer by Nathan Ledyard

 

Glitter Bomb by Nathan Ledyard

 

Sunset Surf by Nathan Ledyard

 

Chasing Daylight by Nathan Ledyard