Self-portrait by Nathan Parkinson, Digital, Aug 2023

Nathan's bio

I was born and raised in a Christian home in Southern Ontario. Growing up my primary obsessions were junk food, TV, and video games. Thankfully, around the age of thirteen those passions began to be replaced with healthier ones as my desire to please God with my life and read the Bible started to grow. I have long been fascinated with and inspired by the geniuses that history has nearly forgotten: particularly Nikola Tesla, Royal Rife, and the fictitious polymaths Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark. Presently, my focus is directed towards growing in wisdom, health, self-reliance, and of course, artistry. I love to share the Gospel.

I believe I contracted my love for art from my late mother, a self-taught artist known for her realistic murals and portraits. My interest in art began as a child and grew especially through high school where I cherished art class, along with math, gym, and science. It wasn’t until after a few false career starts that I rediscovered my love for drawing and decided to pursue it seriously.

My aim is to illustrate impactful moments from true and fictional stories with a special enthusiasm for the imaginary. Come along on my journey as I strive to tell intriguing visual stories and take my viewers to fascinating worlds and places they’ve never been before.

Follow along with my artistic journey​