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EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL 2017

Visit Val in her studio: #322b-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC Thursday, November 16/Friday, November 17:  5-10pm        Saturday, November 18/Sunday, November 19: 11am-6pm  

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WE ARE A CAMERA at THE BIG DRAW 2016 VANCOUVER

Saturday, OCTOBER 1, 2016 10am – 4pm Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre | 181 Roundhouse Mews FREE | No registration required Join artist Val Nelson to create a spectacular 135-foot long collaborative drawing exploring contour and motion, the individual and …

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Tuscany Painting Retreat Sneak Peek 2017

I’m in the final stages of planning a painting holiday for early June 2017. Here’s a sneak peak of the location––a very old stone farmhouse and a charming converted tobacco drying tower in the Italian countryside, located just outside the …

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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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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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Painting On-Site

The past two weeks have been super interesting. I’ve been making a painting on-site in my local art store, Opus, on Granville Island. The staff there have been great in welcoming me as I test out painting live in a …

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Loosening Up! with Craftsy

My new online painting class with Craftsy has launched! I’m excited to announce this because over the past five years I’ve been honing a painting class called Loosen Up! that helps students be more relaxed about their painting process. People …

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A Passion for Design

In the 1990’s, when I was a dance videographer, I first knew Ainslie Cyopik as a sought-after dancer in Vancouver. A number of years later, I witnessed her retirement from professional dance and her beginnings as she started a small …

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Doing What You Love

Below is an excerpt posted from the delightful newsletter I receive each Sunday from Brainpickings Weekly: “There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a …

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