My B.A. was awarded from Marlboro College in Vermont where I studied under Frank Stout, a Beat Generation painter from New York City who taught life drawing and painting using jazz inspired improvisation and academic color with composition analysis rooted in art history.
Wolf Khan was my outside examiner bestowing a rare ‘A’ for the one man show from my senior project. The late Jack Kramer and David Ratner both B.U. Professors furthered my education helping with figure drawing and composition.
My paintings have been shown at the Bumpus Gallery, Art Complex Museum, the Natick Library, the Danforth Museum Members show, Gallery X New Bedford along with other public art spaces throughout Massachusetts.
Paintings have been purchased and are in the collections of the Honeywells of Wellesley, Ferrara’s of Natick and many other private collections.
My art has recently been shown on the North shore at two annual events ‘Art in the Barn” in Essex and ‘The Crane Estate Show and Sale” in Ipswich both exhibits have allowed me to show recent paintings done of North Shore landscapes. Current work has been shown at Gallery X in New Bedford and on Facebook 'Paintings by Nat Simkins' page.
Thanks, Nat Simkins
1974-1978 Marlboro College, B.A. Marlboro VT
1977 UNH Continuing Ed Drawing 4
1977 Anatomy Drawing Studio Fens Boston Professor Jack Kramer
1979 Introductory print-making
Basement 24” X 20” oil on canvas
Farm in Winte 24” X 20” oil on canvas