Staff Report for The Island Connection
April signals spring, and spring brings out the arts. Outdoor art shows, festivals, and plein air sessions. Seabrook’s Art Guild will be sharing in these events which President Bob LeFevre will detail at the April meeting. A brief business meeting will be held at the start of the meeting, allowing the rest of the afternoon for the guest artist.
The Seabrook Island Artist Guild has invited the artist and illustrator, Tate Nation, to address their monthly meeting on April 15 at 3 p.m. at the Lake House. Nation, internationally recognized and admired, brings an unusual style and creativity to his work.
Armed with an unorthodox arsenal of lives, dry brushes and assorted unconventional implements, Nation paints in multiple layers of acrylics on canvas-covered wood panels, creating vibrant paintings that are drenched in texture. Nation’s non-traditional paintings are a lively medley of bold compositions, festive themes, and a vivid color palette influenced by Caribbean art.
His works have been commissioned by the US Postal Service, Coca-Cola and United Airlines, Canon, United Airlines, Time-Life and Radisson hotels worldwide, among many others. Nation’s paintings and prints are held in private and public collections worldwide and have appeared in numerous national publications. A former freelance illustrator and featured artist for the 2000 and 2010 Piccolo Spoleto festival, Nation has also illustrated more than a dozen books, served as Illustrator-in-Residence for the Gibbs Museum of Art and has been awarded many honors for illustrations. Raised in Kentucky and Upstate New York, Tate received his BFA from Western Kentucky where he was a collegiate swimmer. The father of two daughters, Nation lives and paints in Charleston.
See Nation’s work on his web site, www.TateNation.com. To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, see work by guild artists and stay on top of upcoming events visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com.Tweet