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