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Nelson teaches Autumn Landscape painting workshop Oct. 21-25

Published 9:43am Monday, September 16, 2013

The artists will concentrate on painting outdoors. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson and group “critiques” – mostly just putting the work up and having each artist say, “how it’s going.” If it is raining artists will stay indoors and decide if they prefer to work on still life or hire a model. Visit, email or call 828-859-0318 for more information.

Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon. He earned his bachelor of fine arts from the College of Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Mich. in 1988. Nelson taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has worked ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist and instructor. He and his wife, Kim, opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010 www.SkyukaFineArt.Com.

To view his work, visit or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at Most recently, his portrait “Luke At Fifteen” was a finalist in the Portrait Society Of America’s 2013 International Portrait Competition.

– article submitted by Kim Nelson


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