Vermont Arts Council

The People’s Choice Award: Nathaniel Moody

55: Nathaniel Moody

Create a series of paintings connecting to land and spirit

Nathaniel J Moody is a Vermont-based (unceeded Wabenaki land) artist working in a variety of mediums, primarily oil and watercolor. Born in 1977 in New Hampshire, he began drawing at the age of 3 and never stopped. Mr. Moody holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. His work has been exhibited in Vermont, Boston, San Francisco, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer. He has had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center(Johnson, VT) and New City Galerie (Burlington, VT).

After 6 years in a yurt, Mr. Moody now lives on a Community Farm along the West River(Wantastiquet) with his partner, two boys, and loyal dog, Ziggy.

Project description

This project will be a series of 4 very large oil paintings on canvas, supported by several smaller watercolors on paper. The work is an exploration on the idea of Oneness; the interconnected relation of all things. I look to archetypes in nature; the moon, the trees, the night sky, etc… the primordial elements of our planet and beyond that have been observed, written about, and been in relation with humans since the beginning of consciousness. I combine the landscape with spirit figures to convey the link between realms, and also the connection between ourselves in the present and our ancestors of the past, transcending time and space.

My hope is to display this work locally in a gallery, as well as submit the work for consideration in several art publications.

Media Sample 1

Night Walker.

Media Sample 2

A Hidden Place.

Media Sample 3

Black Beach, White Moon.

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Acadia Klepeis August 23, 2023