Optimistic Pursuits is a blog by Canadian visual artist Val Nelson.

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  1. Wow…what a wonderfully eclectic, provocative, and aesthetically inviting blog. I had no idea. I love the mix of ideas and focus (foci?) and your thoughts on your process and the pursuits of others.

    This is inspiring me to try to create something myself. Can’t get more optimistic than that.


  2. Whenever I despair about the state of painting in these, the early years of the 21st century, I look at images of some of your work and I feel better!
    (Recently, I notice that there are other painters/photographers who share my opinion and are ‘incorporating’;), a few Val Nelson composition/subject elements into their work.)
    Wishing you the very best…

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