Artist Nathaniel Skousen

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Nathaniel Skousen was always attracted to art. Raised in a house that did not permit a television and instead provided him with many books, Nathaniel was always looking for new things to look at.  Keenly interested in the Impressionists and Finnish realist oil painters, art became an important part of his life. After graduating with a university level art degree he realized that much of his learning needed to be taking place in the studios of famous artists.
In 2015, after taking an academic class in understanding color theory and comparing color charts he fabricated to famous museum artists like William Adolphe Bouguereau and John Singer Sargent, his art mind woke to how colors work in art.
He spent almost two years away from direct painting and instead studied color theory by mixing many custom colors to arrive at the ideas that the masters demonstrated in their works.

2021 California Art Club - Mars Exhibition
2020 ARC Salon (x3)
2020 Dixie Sears Invitational
2020 Portrait Society 
2019 ARC Salon (x2)
2019 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
2018 ARC Salon (x3)
2018 Bold Brush Winne
2018 Dixie Sears Invitational 
2018 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
2018 Oil Painters of America Western Regional 
2018 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
2017 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition
2017 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
2017 Oil Painters
2017 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition
2017 NOAPS National Exhibition
2016 Springville Art Museum Spring Salon
2011 Greenhouse Gallery Exhibition
2010 ARC Salon Finalist (x 2)

2020 Signature Status, Oil Painters of America
2020 Signature Status, Portrait Society of America
2020 ARC Salon Poets Artist prize (article to be published Spring 2021)
2019 Portrait Society Members Only competition honorable mention, outside the box and still life categories
2019 Portrait Society International Select 50
2019 ARC Salon Honorable Mention (chosen for the live show in Barcelona and New York)
2019 Dixie Sears Invitational 1st place in Figurative Oil
2019 Oil Painters of [...]

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