Author Archives: Val Nelson

Fall Painting Classes: Beginner and Intermediate

  PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS Learn the steps to building an acrylic painting using a loose, impressionistic approach. As you paint a simple still life, your instructor will give demonstrations to help you understand the block-in,  develop your work with more …

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ONE SPOT LEFT / Drop-ins Available

August: OPEN STUDIO PAINTING WORKSHOP I have one spot left in this 4-part workshop series. There are a few drop-in day spots also available–ask me for details! Paint a project start to finish, or bring paintings you’d love feedback on …

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Painting Mentorships

  PRIVATE TUTORING/MENTORSHIP One-on-one detailed work which is tailored to your needs. This could include drawing and painting technique, critique, shaping a body of work in preparation for exhibition, and advice on professional artistic practise. First one-hour session for new …

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New Drawings

Are you thinking that you would like a drawing to brighten your space? Between some of my larger paintings, I like to put my attention towards drawings. Please contact me for a private art viewing, or to put aside a …

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“Art-making Magic”: Contemporary Art Bus Tour from Surrey to View Vancouver Studios

Six-hour trip on Nov. 8 will be led by Surrey Art Gallery staff SURREY — A tour bus organized by Surrey Art Gallery is headed to Vancouver to visit studios where “artmaking magic happens,” on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The six-hour …

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Life

For the past several years, I’ve been researching portraiture, including a series of painted and drawn self-portraits, portraits of friends and students, and also some drawn portrait studies I made in Paris of people I met there this past Spring. …

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Toronto Star article

A lovely article about some very nice peeps who collect my work in the Toronto area.. Below is their country house, with my art hanging in the dining room–thank you Toronto Star! Cobourg-area farm transformed into family’s getaway photo credit: …

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CRAFTSY Online Painting Class

For those of you who enjoy my paintings and also like painting yourselves,  you might like an inside view of how I make them! Here’s a link for 25% off on my CRAFTSY online class: Loosen Up! Techniques for the …

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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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