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Nelson has been a professional fine artist since the age of 22, and, you might say, was born into an art studio. Both Nelson’s father and mother are professional artists. Having a natural talent for drawing, since day one, he was attracted to learning even more. In middle school he started gaining attention for his three dimensional work and won awards from the local school district’s art competition. In high school Nelson’s acrylic painting won first prize for 11th grade category and The Best of Show in 2012. Nelson also submitted and was accepted into the National Scholastics Art and Writing Competition, 2013. From these judged pieces, the curators from the Denver Art Museum chose a few select pieces to display in an exclusive show in the Denver Art Museum where Nelson’s pen and ink, “Colorado River Toad” was prominently displayed as the first piece of artwork as you entered the gallery. His original artwork was a bit unusual because it took up the entire wall. After high school he attended Columbus College of Art and Design for two years, studying illustration. Nelson attended the 2017 Illustration Academy, in Kansas City, MO. A five week intensive hands-on course taught by many of the countries premier illustrators. Here Nelson tackled projects and techniques that expanded his skills and approach to creating art. He was challenged and ended the course with renewed enthusiasm for refining and expanding his own techniques.

Nelson is a participating artist at the South Eastern Wildlife Exposition, an exclusive juried wildlife art show, since 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been successful in both sales and getting recognition for his technics throughout the six years he has been attending.

Nelson has also been invited into the Society of Animal Artis since 2019. He has also been doing the Bosque Art Center show since 2018.

INSPIRATIONS
My affinity for animals began as a child. Our family lived in a rural neighborhood and had an outdoor cat. My older sister and I thought he was another sibling. My subsequent animal family grew to include birds, lizards, frogs, and a herds of outdoor squirrels and raccoons. Because of family allergies, the furred animals weren’t allowed inside. My Mom taught me how to capture and release. We have had many , “Born Free”, experiences. salamanders, rabbits, horned toads, crawdads, fish, wounded wild birds, frogs, toads, plenty of insects, spiders, and recently a baby mouse,… all went on to enjoy their lives in the wild. This gave me an opportunity to take video and photos, then draw them at my convenience. Watching their behaviors gave me more insight as to how to later pose them in compositions. Also, I have had abundant access to photograph and observe both wild and domestic animals. It seems that those who work exclusively from photos sometimes tend to depict the subjects as stiff. I attempt to make them a flowing part of the environment. A crucial piece of the larger puzzle.

TECHNIQUES
Nelson is still experimenting with mediums, At the moment his passion is black and white techniques. These include pen and ink, scratchboard, and pencil on paper. He also has a fascination for painting with acrylics, oils and digital arts. Nelson has a lot of experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. Nelson says, “I prefer traditional mediums but I also enjoy digital art. I don’t like to limit myself to one medium because I like to experiment. Creating is, by definition, learning through experimentation”.

EDUCATION
Summer classes at the Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Figure drawing studio classes at Cottonwood Center for Arts, in Colorado Springs, CO.. Two years of instruction at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH.. Completed the 2017 Illustration Academy in Kansas City, MO. Weekly painting classes with renowned Fine Artist, Thomas Blackshear. Private critiques and instruction with internationally famed wildlife artist, Ezra Tucker.

GALLERIES
The Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado Good Art Company, Fredericksburg, TX Western Stars Gallery and Studio, Lyons, Colorado Nelson is also represented in internationally juried art shows by both the South Eastern Wildlife Exposition, year round online gallery and the Bosque Arts Center online Fine Art Auction.

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"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore


WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM


WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906
                  (719)577-5744
                  https://broadmoorgalleries.com/events/

 

Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.

Recommended Supplies

  • Oil paints
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Burnt sienna
    • Yellow ochre
    • Paynes Grey
    • White
  • Filbert brushes – #4, #8, and #12
  • Palette knives – 3” teardrop shape (if you want to paint with knives)
  • Razor scraper
  • Easel or Pochade box
  • 5 larger (12×16 up) canvases, canvas boards (or masonite boards)
  • 10 Small (8×10 – 11×14) Boards for Quick Studies
  • Odorless Thinner-Turpentine
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Drop Cloth
  • Apron and/or clothes suitable for painting

 

Optional Supplies

  • Carrier for wet paintings
  • Photos for subject reference

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