Nathan Loda


Through out 2016 I once again had the honor to work with Farmers Resturant Group and GrizForm Design Architects to paint a portrait of a young contemporary George Washington for their new Washington D.C. venue, Founders and Distillers.  The premise was to re-imagine our founding father as modern man, complete with hipster attire such as a vest, wayfarer sunglasses, and a signature man bun.  The painting gained a lot of media exposure including articles in The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washingtonian, NYmag, and a video about the painting and restaurant on Foxnews.

“Young George Washinton”, 24″ x 20″, Oil on Panel, 2016

In early summer 2015  was honored to create a large painting for Bill Karlson and John O’Mara of KO Distilling to hang in the distillery’s tasting room. The painting is a non-historical representation of the Feast at Manassas Junction that took place on Aug. 27, 1862, just days before the Battle of Second Manassas. To learn more about the painting, check out the article “KO unveils painting, marks Feast at Manassas Junction”, published by Inside NOVA.

"KO at Manassas Junction", 4' x 7', Oil on Panel, 2015
“KO at Manassas Junction”, 4′ x 7′, Oil on Panel, 2015

In the Fall of 2014, I had a great experience working with the  folks at Founding Farmers Tysons and GrizForm Design Architects.  I created a painting for the hostess stand in time for Founding Farmers Tysons Corner locaations grand opening in February 2015. I can’t take credit for coming up with the headless horse idea but it was a fun project and is highly talked about.  Check out the article in Interior Design Magazine, “GrizForm Turns a Virginia Barn Into Founding Farmers Restaurant”,  featuring some images of the restaurant and my painting.

My Headless Horse painting for the Hostess stand at Founding Farmers Tysons
My Headless Horse painting for the Hostess stand at Founding Farmers Tysons


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