Dr. James M Nelson
 
 
 

Artist Statement:

I aim to create uplifting compositions and captivating designs that will impact mood and evoke emotions utilizing oil on canvas. Bold application of color and artful blending of lights and darks are fabricated to capture images existing in an instant of time.  My intent is not to replicate an event but to express the essence of what I see and feel.  My art world comes alive with color and meaning.  I strive to isolate what is meaningful from the unessential in my works that characterize realism.

My interests encompass all subject matters to include; still life, landscapes and portraits.


Member of :

Oil Painters of America http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/

American Impressionist Society

http://www.americanimpressionistsociety.org/

Fine Arts League of Cary

http://www.fineartsleagueofcary.org/events.htm

Visual Art Exchange- Raleigh http://visualartexchange.org/

Member of Wilmington Art Association:  http://www.wilmington-art.org/

If interested in my paintings or commissions please contact me at jamesmnelson@yahoo.com

Jerry’s Artarama Honor Award


Paintings can be seen at

The Gallery at Racine- Wilmington NC

http://www.galleryatracine.com/

Labour  of Love

http://labourlove.com

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Recent Awards:

Coastal Fine Arts and Crafts Festival- 1st place Best in Show for painting


VAE Food for Thought 2nd place.

 

2012 Wilmington Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

Jack Richardson & Company Inc Award


Jerry’s Artarama Honor Award- Fine Arts League of Cary 2011 Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition



First Place NC State Fair 2010


919 Magazine article Sept/Oct 2013: http://issuu.com/dreamlakemedia/docs/919magazine_zone1_issue009?e=5102412/4649148