Nathan Turner's first memories of creating art go back to his early childhood in Broadstairs, England. He would open soccer magazines and nature books and reproduce his favourite players and animals as accurately as possible. It was a challenge and succeeding brought a great sense of satisfaction. These early drawings were usually created in pencil. It was not until moving to Canada at the age of thirteen that Nathan began to experiment with other mediums.
While completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art at the University of Waterloo, Nathan received numerous awards and scholarships for his artistic and academic achievements. Since graduating from university Nathan has enjoyed continued success in winning awards and prizes for his work. Among these are two Best Drawing Awards from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Leading Edge Award for outstanding achievement in the arts in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
As a recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Artists in Education Grant, Nathan has taught several figure drawing courses at the secondary level. He has also developed curriculum and instructed drawing at the university level.
Nathan continues to create his award-winning artwork from his studio in Kitchener, Ontario, while also completing commissioned artwork for individuals and organizations. His focus is translating ideas into images for organizations who commission him to capture their corporate brand, vision and values in custom works of art.