Project Description

Painter Nathan Beard found his way to both realistic and abstract new work in the only time he had – when his newborn daughter was napping.

Nathan talks with Barbara St. Clair about creating visual artwork that’s inspired by his other passion, environmental science and endangered species. Nathan shares his path and ongoing goals as a professional artist, and the things art school does not prepare you for.

The work of Nathan Beard, Akiko Kotani and Rob Tarbell is featured in Unexpected: Art By Alternative Means, on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum in Tarpon Springs through June 2 –

Find out more about Nathan’s work at

Follow the online journal he kept during his tenure as a Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Fellow at

– Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair.