Picture perfect Pendleburys

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Nathan in the exhibition 'Begin'

Nathan Pendlebury with one of his paintings

We've mentioned before that several of our staff lead exciting creative double lives outside office hours. Take Nathan Pendlebury for example. By day he works in our photography department and by night he takes highly acclaimed photographs of his own, some of which were recently selected for the 2007 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition at the Agora Gallery in New York. He's also an abstract artist whose paintings have been widely exhibited.

Anyone wondering where he gets his artistic streak from needs to look no further than the Liverpool Academy of Arts on Seel Street, where Nathan's work is being shown until 5 October as part of a joint exhibition 'Begin' with his dad Tony. This is the first time that they have exhibited together and is a fascinating body of work. While each artist has his own distinct style, their work complements the other's beautifully, as you would expect from a pair who have worked so closely and inspired each other. There's even a painting that they worked on together.