Nathan Wyburn, 30, is a Welsh artist, who specialises mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘Pop culture’ imagery with non-traditional mediums such as Food (Marmite on Toast, Sauces, Sugar, Chocolate, Beans, Pizza, Sweets etc), along with other everyday items (Newspaper cut outs, Soil, glitter, Toothpaste, Fake tan, Motor Oil etc). He has also branched out into making art using his lips, tongue, feet and fingerprints! Taking inspiration from current affairs and media topics, he’s never short of ideas and produces work on a weekly basis.
Due to the uniqueness of Nathan's artistic flare and the popularity of his work, he has been featured on several TV shows including Britain's Got Talent 2011 reaching the semi-finals, This Morning, Blue Peter, Sky Portrait Artist Of The Year, The Jimmy Fallon Show, The TODAY show in Australia & Good Morning America. Nathan has also been covered greatly in national and global press including Vogue, New York Magazine, Ladbible, Buzzfeed and had his work grace the front covers of The Guardian, South Wales Echo and The Western Mail. Big name brands such as Marmite, BIC, Oral B, Costa, Jacobs, Dominos, Birdseye, B&Q and Hovis have all independently collaborated with Nathan for PR work.
Famous names that have all received a piece of Nathan’s work include HRH Prince Charles, Dame Shirley Bassey, Mariah Carey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Jacksons and Keifer Sutherland to name a few. With the likes of Christina Aguilera, Marcus Rashford and Sir Tom Jones sending their approval via social media.
Nathan has exhibited work all over the UK and had interviews as far as Japan, USA, and Australia. Along with travelling to Madrid, Istanbul, Helsinki and Vienna for commissioned work and TV guest appearances. Fitting in with Nathan’s busy working life he also spends a lot of time taking part in charity events to help raise money. He’s an Ambassador for Pride Cymru, and patron for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, and Welsh Hearts to name a few. He also visits schools and gives talks about his work and career on a regular basis with hopes of encouraging others to get creative. On YouTube, he collectively has millions of hits and a strong social media following where people can keep up to date with all of his recent work.
Nathan is also one half of the duo “Wyburn & Wayne” with his friend Wayne Courtney. Together they write a column for Cardiff Life Magazine & have a weekly radio show on Radio Cardiff in partnership with visitcardiff.com