Rich Nelson to host still life workshop April 19-21

Published 9:23 am Monday, April 8, 2013

Richard Christian Nelson’s “Peaches With Hilton Vase.” (photo submitted)

Richard Christian Nelson’s “Peaches With Hilton Vase.” (photo submitted)

Richard (Rich) Christian Nelson will teach a three-day still life workshop in Asheville, April 19-21.

The class will take place from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day at Nelson’s new studio in the River Arts District. Participants will concentrate on the steps of the painting process by creating compositions with simple objects such as fruit, vegetables, pottery and flowers. There will be lectures and demos by Rich, with demonstrations and opportunities to talk about our work individually and with the group.

This workshop is open to all levels and all media, but painting in oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12. To find out more information about costs and details, visit

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Nelson is a portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan in 1988. Nelson taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist, and instructor. He and his wife, Kim, opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010 www.SkyukaFineArt.Com and his Asheville studio in January 2013.

To view examples of Nelson’s work, visit

Please email or call 828-817-3784 for more information.

– article submitted by Kim Nelson