“For years I have experimented with the medium of acrylics, and have developed many techniques to achieve a look in my work that is not only new and different, but stylish and bold. I have always been inspired by the landscape surrounding me, and it seems always to be influential in my thought process.“ –Christopher Nelson
Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden is happy to welcome groundbreaking landscape artist Christopher Nelson to our gallery!
In a short period of time, Nelson has established himself as one of the top young talents to emerge from the vibrant Denver art community. Throughout his already accomplished career, Nelson has been at the forefront of pioneering new and different ways of expressing and creating through art. His talent was recognized at an early age, so much so that his third grade teacher bought several of his sketches. As a teenager, while still being self-taught, he had his first pieces hung in Denver galleries. In 2008 he was named to the illustrious 21 under 31 list by Southwest Art Magazine.
His penchant for being different and unique was evident as a boy. He explains one of his quirkier traits- “I learned to tie my shoes from a certain large yellow bird on TV. Apparently it’s the wrong way but I still tie them that way.” It was also as a boy that he developed his strong work ethic. His mother instilled in him at an early age the importance of hard work, imparting on him that there are no handouts in life.
This early influence, coupled with his natural abilities and intense desire to explore the artistic nature within, have given rise to an entirely new approach to traditional landscape, figurative and abstract work. He combines his ingenuity with amazing passion and energy to create his one-of-a-kind mixed media on acrylic pieces.
He says that if he were to have a career in any other field it would be as a musician. Even now he finds that playing music has an important role in his creative process as it fuels his creative energy. His music informs his art and his art informs his music, so much so that when one flourishes or suffers, so does the other. To listen to his music, go to: http://www.myspace.com/christopherowennelson
As demonstrated through his body of work, his vision continues to move forward, pushing the boundaries of color, scale and controlled emotion. Because of this, we are very excited to have Nelson as part of the Waxlander family. We are very pleased to share his unique talent with the Santa Fe art community and we look forward to watching his continued growth as an artist!
For more information about Christopher Nelson, please feel free to call us at the gallery at 505-984-2202 or visit his artist profile on our website: http://www.waxlander.com/artist/70/Christopher-Nelson
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