Nathan Paddison is a self-taught Australian artist from Taree, Australia. By his own description, Nathan has had a troubled past and art has been a key factor in his recovery from drug addiction. Nathan works in a variety of media, including acrylics, charcoal, marker, ink, pastel and collage. Nathan’s art can be raw and confront your senses. Some of Nathan’s work is ironic and delivers strong social and political messages. Other works reflect on childhood memories and convey a palatable sense of playfulness and optimism. It is this dichotomy in themes, imagery and messaging that makes Nathan such a unique and interesting emerging Australian artist.