Nathan Florence is an artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Florence received his Bachelor’s of Arts from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and his Master’s of Art Education from Utah State University. His work documents his love of the landscape and storytelling through small studies done on site to large, figurative paintings in the studio. He challenges himself by using brushes that are hard to control, painting on chaotic fabric surfaces and playing with tension in his compositions. Florence’s practice embraces beauty born out of chaos and the gentleness and coaxing of an image from abstraction.