• Kendall-Leigh Nash

    Kendall-Leigh Nash
    • Artist Statement
      • I find my self deeply inspired by people and nature. I often find myself flowing between these two loves, either separately or simultaneously, combining them to tell a story. I draw from what I want to be surrounded by and use it as a tool to highlight the fact that we should look around us a little more, paying attention to the physical world around us. There’s only so much inspiration you can get from a computer or cellphone screen. To physically, touch, smell and see what’s around us breeds creativity.
    • Biography
      • BA Fine Arts (Rhodes School Of Fine Art)

        Selected Previous Exhibitions:


        2016
        Group Exhibition 'Beneath The Skin', StateoftheART, Cape Town

        2014
        Group Exhibition “Drawing the Line”, Art B gallery in Belville.
        Solo Exhibition at I Love My Laundry, Cape Town

        2013
        Group Exhibition at Art B gallery in Belville

    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        I am really inspired by Faith 47 and Ruan Huisamen’s work.

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

        I most admire Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef for the style and detail in his work. I love his use of colour and his ability to capture light so perfectly in his landscapes. You can almost visibly tell what time of day it is, freezing a moment in time like a photograph.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        My favourite artist of all time is William Kentridge and I was fortunate enough to visit the London Art Gallery to see his work in person.  This made a massive impact on me, because to be able to experience works by some of the greatest artist’s in the world was so inspiring and somewhat surreal.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        I am deeply inspired by people and the connection we have to each other, to ourselves and to the things that make us feel alive. This a rather broad topic, but that allows me to choose a concept that I am motivated by at the time and through that, delve deeper into exploring specific idea’s and allowing the space for my work to evolve.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
        Before I sit down and start a drawing, I usually have to make sure that the space around me is absolutely clean. I go on a little spring-cleaning mission and then I can sit and give my full attention to my work.

        What do you like most about being an artist?

        I love exploring concepts and ideas. Being able to use that to express myself visually, is really quite fascinating. You not always sure what is going to come out, where your ideas are going to take you and how they will evolve. The process and the journey you take to get to the final result is like a visual journey of my thoughts and beliefs. And the actual physical process of drawing is a form of meditation in it’s own right.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
        I usually have to just step away from my work, get perspective by being outdoors and in a space that doesn’t make me feel claustrophobic and then force myself to stop thinking. My mind never switches off!

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        My greatest achievement is just being able to showcase my work on various platforms in an industry that I am so passionate about and I feel so privileged to be apart of that.

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        I definitely want to make a difference, even if it’s just in one persons’ life. I want to get people to think differently about something, something ordinary or even something they haven’t confronted. I want to make people feel something when they look at my work. I don’t think we pay enough attention to our emotional intelligence. It’s an important aspect for the evolution of humanity. But we have to start small; we have to start with ourselves.

        What are your plans for the coming year?
        I plan to work hard on the thing I love doing the most, creating!


    • Video
  • Hibiscus III - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Hibiscus III
    Drawing / 120 x 80 cm
    R8 000
  • Petals III - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Petals III
    Drawing / 70 x 100 cm
    R7 000
  • Petals II - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Petals II
    Drawing / 100 x 70 cm
    R7 000
  • Petals I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Petals I
    Drawing / 100 x 70 cm
    R7 000
  • Flower Series #IV - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Flower Series #IV
    Drawing / 100 x 70 cm
    R6 000
  • Flower Series #III - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Flower Series #III
    Drawing / 100 x 70 cm
    R6 000
  • Llandudno - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Llandudno
    Drawing / 100 x 148 cm
    R10 000
  • Devil's Peak - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Devil's Peak
    Charcoal Drawing / 102 x 77 cm
    R8 000
  • Hout Bay - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Hout Bay
    Charcoal Drawing / 102 x 77 cm
    R8 000
  • Cloudscape - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Cloudscape
    Charcoal Drawing / 102 x 77 cm
    R8 000
  • Flower Series #II - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Flower Series #II
    Charcoal Drawing / 77 x 102 cm
    R7 000
  • Flower Series #I - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Flower Series #I
    Charcoal Drawing / 100 x 70 cm
    R6 000
  • Eyes Are The Window To The Soul V - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Eyes Are The Window To The Soul V
    Charcoal Drawing / 102 x 77 cm
    R8 000
  • Eyes Are The Window To The Soul IV - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Eyes Are The Window To The Soul IV
    Charcoal Drawing / 77 x 102 cm
    R8 000
  • Eyes Are The Window To The Soul III - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash KENDALL-LEIGH NASH
    Eyes Are The Window To The Soul III
    Charcoal Drawing / 102 x 77 cm
    R8 000
  • Hibiscus II - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Hibiscus II
    Drawing / 80 x 120 cm
  • Hibiscus I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Hibiscus I
    Drawing / 80 x 120 cm
  • Free State - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Free State
    Drawing / 130 x 120 cm
  • Eyes Are The Window To The Soul I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Eyes Are The Window To The Soul I
    Drawing / 60 x 42 cm
  • Call Of The Wild #V - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Call Of The Wild #V
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Call Of The Wild #IV - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Call Of The Wild #IV
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Call Of The Wild #III - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Call Of The Wild #III
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Call Of The Wild #II - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Call Of The Wild #II
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Call Of The Wild #I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Call Of The Wild #I
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Little Messages IV - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Little Messages IV
    Drawing / 30 x 42 cm
  • Little Messages III - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Little Messages III
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Little Messages II - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Little Messages II
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Little Messages I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Little Messages I
    Drawing / 70 x 50 cm
  • Beauty Differs #VII - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #VII
    Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Beauty Differs #VI - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #VI
    Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Beauty Differs #V - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #V
    Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Beauty Differs #IV - Pencil Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #IV
    Pencil Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Mario Gerth Series I - Charcoal Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Mario Gerth Series I
    Charcoal Drawing / 52 x 75 cm
  • Beauty Differs #III - Pencil Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #III
    Pencil Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Beauty Differs #II - Pencil Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #II
    Pencil Drawing / 50 x 70 cm
  • Beauty Differs #I - Drawing by Kendall-Leigh Nash
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    Beauty Differs #I
    Drawing / 50 x 70 cm