Val Nelson: paintings that explore the familiar and the surprising
— Kevin Griffin, Art Seen, Vancouver Sun blog, May 14, 2014

Montreal’s Art Scene: July
— What’s Hot and Art-ful this month, Veronica Redgrave, The Montreal Gazette, July 3, 2012

Going for a ride in the age of auto
— Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun, Nov 2010 

 Val Nelson at Bau-Xi
— Terence Dick, Akimblog 2009

 Artists explore fresh ideas in landscape work Gilbert Bouchard,
— A special to the Edmonton Journal
Monday, July 02, 2007

Dynamic evocations of railway stations and ornate palaces mark Vancouver painter Val Nelson as an artist going places.
— Betty Ann Jordan, Canadian House and Home, April 2006 Download 

Motivations and Expectations,
— Catalogue essay by Gordon Snyder, 2006

Big show yields big favourites 
— Christopher Brayshaw, The Georgia Straight, May 2003