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Richard Christian Nelson
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2018

I am a portrait and gallery artist residing with my wife Kim and our three children in the mountains of North Carolina.

Though portraiture is a major part of my career, I also love painting landscape, still life, and figurative gallery pieces. I am endlessly fascinated by people, places, and things and consider it a privilege and a challenge to capture some aspect of their essence on canvas.
 
I work toward 'painterly realism'; good drawing and composition, rendered with strong natural color, in such a way that you can still 'sense' or 'feel' the paint. The effect of this process is that the subject begins to artfully reveal itself to me and hopefully, the viewer.

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