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Medium: Drawing & Paper Arts , Mixed Media , Painting , Open Studios , Visual Arts

Contact Information

(864) 237-0959

[email protected]


Artist Statement

"From an early age, Nathan Bertling was bribing any of his three younger siblings to pose for a drawing. A quarter was never quite enough to make them sit still for long, but he continues to grasp at capturing life—subtle movements, personalities, and atmospheres edging towards magical realism.

A classically trained contemporary realist, Bertling paints from life. In front of each subject. Out in every landscape. His work embodies a dream-like stillness, pulsing with the life just beneath the surface.

His home studio in Greenville, South Carolina, not far from where he was born and raised, provides much of his inspiration. Ever in progress, fine drawings and oil paintings line his studio walls, and his works hang in numerous private collections.

Bertling’s landscapes, studio scenes, portraits, and still life paintings rescue elusive moments from our frantic modern pace. Convinced beauty stubbornly persists, his work calls us to listen well to the life and light around us. "


From Downtown Greenville, take US-29N/Wade Hampton Blvd towards Taylors. At the Lee Road traffic light, turn right, then make another immediate right onto Elizabeth Dr. Continue past the stop sign, and after the first speed bump, studio is behind the first house on your left, number 203. Walk under the carport and follow the short gravel path to the gray studio building in the backyard.