A lifelong artist, Eric Nash was born in Illinois. In his hometown of Champaign-Urbana he received a BFA from the University of Illinois in a Bauhaus method art program. Early in his career he worked as an art director at top advertising agencies in Chicago where he learned the power of singular and graphic imagery. In 2000 he moved to Los Angeles making his studio in Hollywood and then Venice Beach where he first came to popular attention. Since then he has had numerous solo gallery shows and has been featured in many group and museum shows. His current studio is in Yucca Valley, California near Joshua Tree National Park.
From a cinematic point of view Nash documents and immortalizes the universal commonality and beauty of the American landscape. Influenced by Realism and Pop Art, he utilizes techniques from photorealism to minimalism bringing peripheral visual moments into focus with simple, iconic and truthful imagery in oil or charcoal.
Nashʼs work is featured in the collections of many well-known Los Angelenos including Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, author James Ellroy, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Mena Suvari, Hillary Duff, Orlando Bloom and entertainment attorney Jake Bloom. It is also featured in the collections of several leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and noted New York City art collectors including Beth DeWoody in addition to other private and corporate collections across North America, Europe and Australia.
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