Meet Nat Pedley
A Doctor Who Uses Art to Transport Him to a Place or Moment
Nat’s approach to collecting is simple and natural. “I am often inspired by specific life moments to seek out new artwork, but I wait until I find the perfect one to make a move,” he explains. To that end, he never buys simple to fill an empty wall. “After a work is purchased, my wife and I place it in various rooms until we find the space that feels right.” While he doesn’t need to have a space in mind to make a purchase, he absolutely has to connect with the artwork. “The sight of an artwork sometimes tickles you in a way that you can’t articulate, but that you just know would enrich your life by being able to see it on a daily basis,” he says. When he feels that—he goes for it.
At the same time, he takes advantage of browsing curated collections to explore what’s new in sculptures, abstract art, or any other type of art he is in the mood to look at. But more than that, he loves knowing he is supporting—and connecting with—emerging artists when he buys at Saatchi Art. “I love the idea of helping an up-and-coming artist from halfway around the globe. When I bought the painting by Tarini, I felt this immediate connection to a complete stranger. I wish I could show her how happy I am that she made that painting.”