Featured Artist Nat Connacher



Nat Connacher is a painter, photographer and designer creating visual expressions of what he sees and feels around him.   Nat’s painting was selected for inclusion in the 2007 Stamford Art Association, 27th Annual Faber Birren Color show, where he was awarded the Faber Birren Color Award. In 2005 & 2006 his paintings where included in the Silvermine Guild Arts Center’s 56th & 57th Annual Art of the Northeast exhibitions. In the 2006 Art in the Northeast Exhibition he received the Mary Vann Hughs Award. Nat is also an avid fine art photographer. His photographs have been accepted for display in the Stamford (CT) Art in Public Places exhibits, “Celebrating Women”, Summer 2004 and “Color/Forms”, Summer 2005 and are in a number of corporate collections.

Nat is president and creative director of Connacher Design where he combines his different artistic interests to develop visual dialogues between his clients and their audiences. His areas of expertise are corporate identity, branding and visual information design for print and the Internet.   Nat holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Yale University and a Bachelor of Design in Communication Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.   A native of Canada, Nat resides in Stamford, CT with his family.

The liberation of letterforms from their recognized social function is the foundation for my abstract paintings. The new forms I create, allow me to explore the conflict between external and internal expectations in our personal lives. By painting bold, large, graphic, simple and colorful abstractions of letterforms, I highlight the boundaries that shape our feelings, self-image, and our relationship with the world.

These abstractions are a metaphor for our human landscape. The shapes and edges are expressions of vulnerability and pain in the search for intimacy.   We are all trying to discover who we are in a society that projects personal success in terms of position, wealth and looks. In reality, those things have nothing to do with who we are or want to be. It is in those moments of tension against what is told to us and what we know is true that I find the inspiration for what I do.    www.connacherart.com

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