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Nate Karnes

Growing up, Nate dreamed of playing basketball in the NBA. Once the reality of his lack of athletic prowess set in, other options had to be explored.  Nate has always had a love for the outdoors as well as creative expression – be that drawing & painting, or singing & songwriting.

Nate spent many hours in the creeks, ponds and rivers in the Smoky Mountain foothills of East Tennessee where he grew up. He has always enjoyed fishing, but when fly fishing was discovered – it was over.  Nate had found an outlet for both his love of the outdoors and creativity.

Nate’s art is a unique combination of styles and mediums. Each work has a dimensional aspect that makes it a one of a kind. Some pieces combine woodworking with staining and painting giving them a texture and warmth that only wood conveys. Other pieces are multi-layered paintings that give a different perspective of angling and the outdoor experience.

 
All images copyright © 2014 Nate Karnes
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  • Evan

    Nate is an amazing artist and a great man.

  • Daniel Brake

    Those works are very fun. I love the exploration of materials and patterns.

  • Dave McNay

    My custom piece is amazing and gets comments all the time!