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Art, Design + Photography Journal by Nat Coalson

New Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons

Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons by Nat Coalson
Abstract photograph (negative) made in Seville, Spain. Features white outlines of rectangles against a black background. A large teal, horizontal strip dominates the lower third of the composition.

Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Also available as handpainted, mixed media Original on canvas. Contact us for a custom quotation.

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New Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms

Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms by Nat Coalson
Abstract photograph made in Zadar, Croatia features rich, saturated hues of red, magenta and purple, contrasting against deep blue and black. The slim, vertical orientation displays dynamic energy created by strong diagonal lines and rhythmic translucent bars.

Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic.

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New Abstract Photograph: Interplanetary Traveler

Abstract Photograph: Planetary Traveler by Nat Coalson
Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Horizontal image features a rough white square set against a textured field of deep browns and blacks, with diagonal lines and studded with blue specks.

Fine art reproductions are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Contact us for custom pricing.

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Designer Spotlight: Kevin Grima, Harrison

Kevin Grima, Harrison

Kevin Grima, Harrison

I recently had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the work of Kevin Grima, a lead interior designer with Harrison. I love his work on the interiors for the Windmill Hotel. (See more Windmill photos here.)

Harrison is an international design firm headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. From the Harrison web site:

“Established in 1990, Harrison has the critical mass, skills base and flexibility to develop highly individual and successful hospitality retail designs as well as international branded offers with a broad scale rollout programme.

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Yo! Sushi

More specifically, our services include:

  • Brand positioning, creation and evolution
  • Brand design and development
  • Master planning
  • Space planning
  • Full project management

We like to think we are different from our competitors because we spend a great deal of time with our clients, understanding their ethos, their business journey and their ambitions for the future.”

Here’s what Kevin had to say about his work for leading clients in hospitality.

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Designer Spotlight: Yohandel Ruiz, RTKL Associates

Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL

Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL

Continuing my series of features about prominent interior designers working in hospitality, this installment I’m thrilled to present my interview with Yohandel Ruiz.

He’s a Senior Associate interior designer (LEED AP) with RTKL who has been described as “an energetic and highly creative member of RTKL’s Miami team”.

Yohandel has a background in interior architecture and FF&E with expertise in hospitality, residential and cruise ship projects. He has designed solutions for all facets of commercial and residential interiors, from complete hotel environments and luxury residences to custom furniture. Quoting an article from Cumberland Furniture, “Yohandel has developed a reputation for his ability to bring harmony to disparate elements and unity to contrasting materials.”

Having lived in Miami for over 25 years, Yohandel draws his inspiration from the city and has a vibrant passion for his work. He states, “I’m compulsive about design—about details, about making sure all the pieces fit together to make a cohesive and compelling space.”

Please feel free to share your comments, questions and suggestions at the end of the article.

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New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Untitled by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks.

Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material.

Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic.

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New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

Fine Art Abstract Photograph: Harmony by Nat Coalson

This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain.

The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.

Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like flowers, jewelry and sunsets.

You can own this abstract photograph as a fine art reproduction in any size and on any material. This picture is especially beautiful as a large, mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic paint and metallic leaf. It also looks amazing printed on metal!

Contact us today for a quote on your own custom artwork.

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New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

Abstract Photography: Artigianale VI: La Hermosa Música by Nat Coalson

I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain.

(OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.)

The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors.

Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order.

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New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

Abstract Photography: Artigianale V by Nat Coalson

I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain.

The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern.

This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings.

It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic and metallic foil.

Contact us to place your custom order.

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New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth by Nat Coalson

This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.

A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.

This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing.

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New Abstract Photograph: The Sultan’s Mystique

Abstract Photography: Artigianale IV: The Sultan's Mystique by Nat Coalson

I made this fine art abstract photograph deep in the underground cellars of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain.

Prominent visual features include bright fields of warm gold and copper hues punctuated by subtle grid patterns. A large square, formed of smaller blocks, creates a strong focal point.

A truly exotic image, this evokes emotions of warmth and nostalgia, a comfort in familiar memories of good times in the past and a gentle reassurance that intrinsic beauty is timeless. Even when old, crumbling and tarnished, the pride of craftsmanship and an appreciation of the finer things in life remain.

Contemporary interiors such as hotels and luxury private residences come alive with the enchanting beauty of this abstract imagery.

You can own this artwork as a mixed media Original on canvas, which I lovingly embellish by hand using acrylic paints and metallic foils.

Also available as a fine art print in any size and on any material. Licensing for digital display may also be considered.

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Nat's work now represented by DAC

DAC Art ConsultingWe’re excited to announce that Nat’s art and photography is now being represented by DAC Art Consulting, one of the premier art consulting firms based in the U.S.

DAC has been serving the art consulting needs of the hospitality, healthcare and corporate sectors since 1982 and has a long tradition of developing creative artistic solutions that provide a customized setting for every client.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DAC works with both U.S. and international clients.

Click here to visit the DAC web site

New Abstract Photograph: Touch

Abstract Photograph: Touch by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Seville, Spain with subtle shapes and a neutral, monochromatic palette.

This work inspires feelings of hope and of transcending the barriers that separate us from the things we love. A lone individual, reaching out through the void, tries to make contact with something larger.

Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media original on canvas. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Abstract Photograph: Triton

Abstract Photography: Triton by Nat Coalson

Fine art abstract photograph made in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy presents bold colours and strong graphics. A vertical bar in gray and white dominates the left side, while the balance of the piece is filled with organic, random shapes and textures in blues and blacks. This artwork is well suited as decor for contemporary interiors such as hotels, offices and private homes.

Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media original on canvas. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Abstract Photograph: Hum Another Bar

Abstract Photograph: Hum Another Bar by Nat Coalson:

Abstract photograph made in Seville, Spain presents thick black bars overlapping thin grid lines in a neutral, monochromatic palette.

The desaturated colours and strong graphics are reminiscent of a piano keyboard, creating visceral and intellectual engagement. This abstract work makes a bold statement in contemporary interiors, especially in large sizes. 

Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media original on canvas. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Abstract Photograph: Geometry Lesson

Abstract Photograph: Geometry Lesson by Nat Coalson

Abstract photograph made in Seville, Spain depicts geometric shapes and a simple color palette of blue and turquoise, accented by a white triangle with a subtle grid pattern.

Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media with acrylic on canvas.

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Abstract book

Nat's book "Astratto Uno" features over 150 abstract photographs made over a period of nine years. You can get it in printed format or as a downloadable PDF.
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“As a longtime fan of Nat's work, I am always eager to see new images, and never tire of the old. He is a gifted combination of photographer, artist, poet and pragmatist, with a rare ability to create works that appeal to a broad range of tastes. Both timeless and progressive, Nat's imagery is at once elegant, yet casual, accessible and thrilling, passionate and tangible, enthralling and peaceful. I am a helpless addict of his art, finding relief only when I am allowed to see his newest collection. If only my home had more walls to display his pieces, I'd be forever satisfied....or maybe not.” - Cari de La Cruz, Long Beach, California
 
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