Nashville artist uses hoverboard while creating works of art

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – You’ve probably seen them online, on TV, or maybe even person: the new scooters, sometimes called hoverboards.

While lots of kids have these hoverboards on their Christmas wishlists, you may not expect an adult to use one at work.

News 2’s Nick Caloway introduced us to a Nashville artist who uses his just about every day.

Ed Nash was born and raised in Great Britain and moved to Nashville about 8 years ago.

He words in his Inglewood studio in east Nashville and his artwork can be found all over the country and United Kingdom.

A few months ago, he saw one of those hoverboard scooters and was curious.

“I was with the kids and I said, ‘Kids, I really want to. You think I should get one of those?’” Nash explained to News 2.

“And they were like, ‘Yeah, let’s get one daddy!’” he added.

Nash admits it was a rough start but gradually got easier.

“I took it out in the parking lot and dinged it a lot, fell off of it, bashed it,” he said. “And now I use it all day long.”

Painting for long periods of time is hard on the body, especially the feet. So you can now see him zipping around his studio for hours at a time.

“So for me, it really helps,” Nash said. “Sometimes I’ll be here until 2 in the morning working on paintings, and you go home and your legs are just like concrete.”

And now the scooter is helping turn all his blank canvases into works of art.

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