Nathan Paul Gibbs was born in Washington State on the Kitsap Peninsula, and raised from 13 on, in North East Florida. Since 1999 he lives and works on his art career in South Orange County and abroad. Nathan Paul has created surf art work in Fiji, Bora Bora, Moorea, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Self taught, he is influenced by Pollock, Van Gough, Cezanne, and others. He takes his paintings to a deeper level that invokes participation from the viewer with a visual, emotional, and cognitive experience. His work has exhibited in Florida, Washington, South America and the Southern California Area and has clients from all over the world.
There are many ways that Nathan Paul portrays a subject, he uses muted themes, political sarcasm, and disguised messages, developed through the application of painting, chemical, and textual techniques. Through the use of acrylic on panel he loosely applies the paint trying only to control the content leaving the nature-created waves, of wood grain often exposed. The found object sculptures he creates openly reinvents the energy of ocean waves and the way they move, form and break. Nathan Paul takes an optimistic point of view trying to imagine surf everywhere and paying respect to the idea that wood gave us surfing. “Using an alternate idea or view was always a gift of mine, Sometimes”.