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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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Riftress Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you have a lovely birthday! 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good. Thanks
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday. :)
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N8grafica Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why Thank you.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Timmy-SP Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday. Jump through here for a delicious cakeccThe Cake Is A Lie 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet. Thanks
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ImthenD Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
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