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Nate Lamp

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Artwork for Nate Lamp

Marcle ridge 2024

Spring sun 2024


Fromes hill 2023

Catkins 2023


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

The work I make is a direct response to my existence in the world. Some work may directly represent my present experience other work speaks to my former life, growing up in America.

I have been only painting seriously for about 8 years now. During the first few years, my newly forming practice coincided with becoming a father and there was a lot of exploration of themes of family and childhood. I was very introspective in my feelings towards starting my own family here in the UK and the surge of emotions and memories that reflected my childhood in America. At this time, I was painting lots of memory-themed subjects and relying heavily on the use of photo references.

As my practice evolved I became drawn to more stereotypical American imagery that dealt more with popular/regional culture to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Ohio, of which I was experiencing a deep, nagging nostalgia. It was then my work reflected an experimental mix of images including boats, fishermen, cowboys, road signs, pick-up trucks, drive-in movies and tavern scenes. I spent a lot of time trawling the internet and Google Maps, collecting reference images of familiar locations and scenes from the area I was raised near Lake Erie in northern Ohio and was collaging those images into a new composition that was more personal and evocative.

My current inspirations are grounded in more present, day-to-day life - sometimes figurative, other times landscape-based. I find myself paying more attention to the now and less obsessed with the past. I am feeling more and more gratitude for living with my family in the green hills of Herefordshire. I feel more grounded to present life here and it feels like a more truthful representation of me as an artist.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

An artist is one who uses the language of art with a specific medium to create an object or an image that addresses an experience or concept. An artist may desire to connect directly with an audience or simply delve deeper into themselves and explore their own thoughts or feelings around a subject.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a painter and my practice involves making images relating to my life experience on planet earth.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Columbus College of Art and Design 1997-2001 - Bachelors degree media studies

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford - 2021
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow - 2022
Portrait exhibition - Chapel Gallery, Bromyard - 2023
Pop-up exhibition - Hereford Artists Gallery, Hereford - 2023
Shore Leave - The Art Garage, Port Clinton, Ohio (US) - 2024
Ripple in the Land - Chapel gallery, Bromyard - 2024

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Currently, direct sales only through myself.

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