After studying to be a designer and surgeon, Nathan Florence decided to take the sage advice of a professor and pursued his passion to be an artist instead, even though Florence felt it was too much like playing to be legitimate work. After leaving the state for his studies, Florence was eventually drawn back to Salt Lake City by the siren song of the mountains, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.
When asked about his current work, Florence said, "My definition of what it means to be an artist has expanded from traditional drawing and painting to include community activism and education and is still expanding. My current projects include painting commissions, directing a documentary and being an artist in residence at a charter school that has an art and project learning emphasis."
Florence's work has an incredible amount of depth. He incorporates fabrics often as the starting point to layer his paint on. His unique approach provides the viewer with an engaging experience, one that you will not want to miss. Nathan Florence's work is on exhibition at the Southern Utah Museum of Art from October 6 through November 12, 2016 - or visit us at MWFA afterwards to experience his work in person.