Katherine Nelson Art: Artist Blog

New and Upcoming Projects, Exhibitions, Creative Process, Inspiration

Opening Reception for LAND LINES Exhibition

I am delighted to announce my participation in Land Lines, an entirely black, gray,  and white exhibition highlighting our connection to nature through line. Curated by Jamianne  Amicucci, of the Gray Gallery, this exhibition includes works by four artists who work in different mediums with a similar aesthetic and subject. My twelve new works explore the relationship between nature, agriculture, pattern, and line featuring some of the beautiful "landscape portraits" of Washington State's famed wheat growing region of the Palouse.  Please join us for the Opening Reception October 13th from 6-8pm at the Popcorn Gallery in historic Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, Maryland. Artists in attendance. 


Agriculture Artist Movie Trailer: A Snapshot of my Inspiration

I am pleased to share my newest project, an iMovie trailer, pairing my years of drawing and photographic research about the Palouse along with a tiny hint of where I got my family farming roots.  I hope you enjoy the film!  © 2016 Katherine Nelson Art. All Rights Reserved.

This is my first iMovie project ever! It is exciting to me to now work with iMovie technology because in this short artist trailer I can bring together my years of drawing and photography research. My drawings are inspired by the agriculture of our American farmlands of the Palouse, the largest wheat growing region in the USA. I uploaded my drawings with my original photos of the Palouse region. Additional creative credits: My portrait was taken by Schierman Photography. Triple photo of Amun form taken by Bill Greenblatt Photography. The white fiberglass Amun sculpture form was designed by artist Dr.Reda Abdelrahman and I painted it with an original black and white design for the invitational exhibition: Amen: A Prayer for the World at the National Cathedral in Wash. D.C.. The black and white photo of the couple was taken by my father, David Nelson © 1960 and it is included in the movie as a tribute to my family farming heritage. All ART images and Field Photos © 2008-2016 Katherine Nelson Art. All rights reserved.

Katherine Nelson's September 14-16, 2015 Artist Workshop: Discovering the Dramatic Landscape on Beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. ALL drawing levels welcome.

Join me for an exciting and inspiring THREE day drawing workshop. Develop a new direction in your drawings while exploring the dramatic, fluid, and textural world of charcoal AND graphite through the beautiful landscape on world famous Whidbey Island. All art levels are welcome to attend this workshop.  Whether you are just starting out in drawing or have been working in charcoal or another medium for some time, you will have the opportunity to grow artistically in the fascinating and forgiving medium of charcoal. Artist demos, discussions, plenty of drawing exploration, building strong compositions, and group critique time provided every day.   September 14-16, 2015. The workshop runs from 9am-4pm daily with a lunch on your own during break time. Tuition $395. A detailed description of objectives and the link for registration for my workshop can be found at The Pacific Northwest Art School.

Enjoy paradise on Whidbey Island on your free time after class. Grab your sketchbook, camera, and workshop friends to explore a bit on your own time.  Coupeville and surrounding areas offer world class accommodations, restaurants, galleries, land and sea activities. Camping also an option on this island. Sample some of the famed Penn Cove mussels. Land, sea, and inspiration! Bring a group!