Author Archives: Val Nelson

FALL and WINTER PAINTING CLASSES & Demos

FALL SUNDAY SERIES CLASSES WITH VAL NELSON at Justin Ogilvie Studio, 2061 Yukon Street, Vancouver PAINTERLY REALISM ESSENTIALS 6 Sunday mornings 10am-1pm   $350 September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23 Learn key techniques for painting with precision, yet relaxed …

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Talking objects

Below are images of a work shown in progress through to completion, of the Porcelain Dining Room in the Chateau de Versailles. It’s a commission I’ve enjoyed making for a private home near Toronto.  The wide panoramic format was pieced …

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I am a camera at Vancouver International Dance Festival

I’m excited to be creating new work from my I am a camera series, for a visual art exhibition at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, alongside dance photography by Chris Randle, and woven willow sculpture by Ken Clarke, March 3-19. …

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January at Bau-Xi Gallery

GALLERY ARTISTS: Washed by Water January 9-23, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2-4PM ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE  3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC 604.733.7011 / info@bau-xi.com Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present WASHED by Water, a group exhibition centered on the theme of water. “The …

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DECK THE WALLS

Please join us Saturday, December 12, 12-5 pm for light refreshments and festivities, with 11 galleries, 11 group shows to enjoy. I’m happy to be showing a couple of new drawings at Bau-Xi Gallery, 3045 Granville St (between West 14th …

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Eastside Culture Crawl

Please join me for the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s annual visual arts festival! I will have some new work and works in progress––drop by my studio at #322b-1000 Parker Street and say hello. There will be so much art and …

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FALL PAINTING CLASSES

Hey everyone, it’s studio time! Due to popular demand, I have a couple of things lined up for October and November. There will be a reprise of my one-day Painting Jumpstart Intensive, so dust off your paint tubes and jump …

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Itness

Now that the cooler weather of Fall is here, I’m so grateful to be able to get back into the studio and paint paint paint. A little study I made last winter of a scene on my breakfast table has …

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Drawing for Pleasure

Anyone can draw. But people in our culture often think of drawing as something done by children, or a specialist in drawing, called an “artist”. Many times I’ve heard stories from people about an early point in their lives when …

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Madrid Travel Notes

Ahhh—the meditative experience of train travel, as the landscape floats gently by. After saying goodbye to Barcelona, a few hours later I arrived at the beautiful Atocha Station in Madrid. I love the in-between spaces of travel, where time is …

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