Nathan Beard creates in St. Petersburg, FL and serves as Assistant Curator at Dunedin Fine Art Center. He also serves as Painting Faculty at DFAC and Adjunct Drawing Instructor at St. Petersburg College. His recently introduced Traveling Commission program – based on his Pond’s Edge series and available locally, nationally and globally – helps him connect with and collaborate more directly with his clients and collectors, with projects completed in Colorado, Maine, Georgia and Florida to date. Contact Nathan directly to discuss the process and possibilities at email@example.com.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 2001, Beard worked in galleries and as an Art Consultant in Denver, CO for seven years. He grew up on a dairy farm in western New York. Prior to his university studies, Beard lived in Egypt for one year as an exchange student and, upon his return, worked as a cowboy in Wyoming for two years. He has exhibited extensively since 2013, including Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Gallery 221/Hillsborough Community College, Olivet Nazarene University, Morean Arts Center, Dunedin City Hall Gallery, JADA Art Fair (Miami), and Brooker Creek Preserve. Beard’s work is in a number of private and corporate collections, including Parkview Medical Center, Great Bay Distributors, B2 Communications, MHK, Penny Hoarder, Osprey Properties, Sabal Trust and Tampa Bay Title. In January 2020, several of Beard’s large paintings were selected to serve in the Arts in Embassies program at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador.