An author and artist who has lived in Fenland all his life and studies at Wisbech Grammar School is once again exhibiting his visual work at Chatteris Library.

Nathanael Wilson may have only just turned 12, but he’s already had several written works published, including by The Guardian (online) when he was just nine.

He also won second place in the Young Fenland Poet Laureate competition (2019) and a design award for a Fenland Lego competition.

He was also named joint winner of a science and environmental design project, Vrettos Awards, which was run by his school and judged by external scientists.

Wisbech Standard: Nathanael Wilson painting in the gardenNathanael Wilson painting in the garden (Image: Syrah Arnold)

Now, he has been invited for a second time by Chatteris Library to exhibit some of his visual art works, which visitors to the library can see throughout September 2023.

Visual arts are just one of many interests that Nathanael puts his efforts into, whilst he also has a passion for literature, science, history, geography and music.

He has always loved visiting libraries and, during this summer, spent some time volunteering at Chatteris Library too.

Nathanael is also a regular volunteer with the Wildlife Trust BCN.

The works on display include lino-cut prints, among which are a commission that he received from a family friend in France.

Wisbech Standard: ‘Sonic’ – Lino print commission ‘Sonic’ – Lino print commission (Image: Nathanael Wilson)

Other works include watercolours, including a Fenland landscape, and some ceramics which depict a family of owls, and a wren perched on a log.

The wren was created for his father’s birthday earlier in the year. Shown alongside these are a range of plasticine creations, which Nathanael creates to aid in storytelling for his writing projects.

Nathanael commented “I think the works selected demonstrate how my interests overlap and, although writing is my main passion, I have created some visual art pieces which I am quite proud of and which I hope people will enjoy looking at.

“I have also put on display a poem, which was published a year ago, and which is one of my mother and I's favourites.”

Wisbech Standard: Black and white self portraitBlack and white self portrait (Image: Nathanael Wilson)

Wisbech Standard: Nathanael Wilson's watercolour of a wren perched on a logNathanael Wilson's watercolour of a wren perched on a log (Image: Nathanael Wilson)