Nate Hougrand, Painter at Madison Green Festival

Click to enlarge and re-click to close


I went to school at the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Public Policy/Urban Planning. I currently work at the Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments as a planner and as a server at the Blue Hound Cookery, both located in Essex. I have always enjoyed drawing but got into spray painting about 4 months ago as a hobby. I feel that spray paint art is often associated with vandalism and portrayed in a negative light, so I decided that I wanted to show the more beautiful aspect of this type of art. In my paintings I use Rustoleum spray paint and house hold objects such as sponges, magazine/paper, and pie tins for planet stencils. I do not use any brushes for, in my opinion, it takes away from the authenticity of spray painting. I mostly do space orientated paintings because the universe is infinite and therefor my imagination and inspiration is also.


2015 Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday, October 10 (9:30am-5pm)
and Sunday, October 11 (Noon-5pm)
Rain Date Monday, October 12 (10am-5pm)

Festival located at Madison Town Green – Boston Post Rd and Copse Rd, Madison CT
Presented by Arts Center Killingworth – (860) 663-5593 – A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization