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Norman Nelson
Artist and Filmmaker


    Mentored by portrait painter John Collias in traditional oil approaches
since l980.  Working in oil on canvas, watercolor ink, salt, pastel, and
pen and  ink drawing.
    Presently developing  The Hawk, a l5 piece, oil on canvas, show on birds of prey.
With Covid keeping me in the studio I completed 5 new pieces this year with action
approaches to the birds.  Softer brush strokes and layers of wet on dry. Added the Harpy
eagle as this bird is being conserved in South American rain forests.
   I continue to work with abstracts designs I find in nature and  I finish these in either oil or 
watercolor, ink and salt. 
     Began painting in Junior High School. Minored in Art from George Roberts at the
 University of Idaho, graduated with BA in Journalism.
    Director/cameraman with Echo Film Productions since l980.

Art Showings and projects:
Maryhill Museum of Art, selected artist for the Sustaining Agriculture in America
Art Project with 12 other Pacific Northwest Artists 2006.

    McCall Arts Council Show,  Charlie's Garden show 8 years running.
    McCall Arts and Crafts Show, McCall, Idaho
     Timberstand Gallery, Sandpoint, Idaho, Plein air paint out
    Brown's Gallery, Boise
    Dead Bird Gallery, Boise
    Jefferson House, Boise
    Piazza de Vino gallery, Boise
    Hardrock Gallery, Boise
    Art Under the Stars, 2 shows,  Boise Marketplace
    Idaho Photographic and Art Christmas Show
    Aurora Design and Fine Art, Boise
    Emerging Artists, Boise Marketplace
    Art and Roses Spring show, 5 years, Boise
    National Sports Foundation Art Auction, Park City, Utah
    Three artists Christmas Art Show and Sale
    Bald Eagle Days Boise State University  Wildlife Art auction
    Tamarack Resort Art and Jewelry Show
    St Lukes Hospital Gallery, one man show, Boise