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Locking eyes with beautiful strangers,
locking horns with brothers.
Looking for prisons to escape from
Drama in one form or another

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Nate Kambal
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Canada
Born to BC's west coast, I began an interest in art at the age of six.
Taking private lessons at the age of 9, I studied charcoal as a foundation for value and composition. After majoring in art through high school in an advanced placement program, I studied design and illustration at UFV where I received my diploma. The emphasis in that program was visual communication, which plays a key roll in my art today.
Upon graduating I worked with a graphics company that did murals. I learned a lot about planning large scale paintings from Dean Lauze, who was a big contributor in my development as an artist.
In 2005 Joseph, my business partner and brother, and I, started a clothing line called Brethren Empirical which featured graphic art and custom touches. After running Brethren clothing and selling limited run T shirts to boutiques for a few years, I returned my focus to fine art, only now instead of focusing on commission pieces, I work mostly on personal series.
While the main medium is oil, the occasional wood piece, gives me a chance to employ the chainsaw. Regardless of medium, nature and natural forms are emphasized in my work, often with strong narratives using a symbolic language. I'm really interested in the power of myths and totems so animals are used for this purpose. Dreams also use a similar type symbolic language to tell us things. Since my dreams have been quite lucid at times, a dream journal has become one resource in producing ideas and images.
My ultimate goal, is to create beautiful work with mystique, to use skill to deliver a message to the heart, and to be thoughtful in the delivery.

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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :D
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N8grafica Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the inspiration to pick up the pencils again
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem :-)
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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little-spacey Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Your gallery is awe-inspiring. You are one of those artists here on dA that is not quite like anyone else :+devwatch: 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have no idea how much it means to me to hear that. I'm one of those artists who has tried to be true to who I am, harder than I've tried to be different or popular. Thanks.
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little-spacey Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, I mean every word. Looking through your gallery I was really impressed not only by your technical skill but by how original your subjects are, and the emotion coming through them - your works don't "blend in" with the rest of those on dA and that is a difficult thing to achieve in my opinion! So you being true to yourself is what makes your work so memorable, is my point.. so thank you for that! You really are an inspiration
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Evalida Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your art are awesome!!! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Senpai notice me) [V3] 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate that
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SwimTheMoon Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Love your work; very creative.
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