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                  Nelson is not a novice to the world of art, even though his young age would tell a different story.
                  You might say he 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 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.

                  Currently Nelson is continuing to learn while producing beautiful original works of art. He is
                  studying under the world renowned artist, Thomas Blackshear. Nelson is learning painting
                  techniques by observing and trying his own hand in creating portfolio and fine art pieces.

                  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”

                  Lewis Palmer High School, In Monument Colorado. 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.

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                          To our Valued Customers


                          During this time of crisis, when our lives are upended daily as new information is available, John Marzolf and the staff at the Broadmoor Galleries want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership and loyalty.  We are reminded of our strength in the community during this moment and we are truly grateful for our extended family.  We have been contacted by many of our artists, who are also concerned about our current events and they’ve decided to lower their prices during these uncertain times.  We know that as the world seems to stand, still life continues to happen - birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and Mother’s Day all will still occur and these lower prices will ease the strain at this time.  Inquire about specific pieces and Krista or Jamie will let you know the temporality lowered prices.

                          Currently, our physical locations will not be open to the public.  We hope to reopen with the Broadmoor Resort and Properties on May 22nd for Memorial Day Weekend.  Until then we plan to be fully functional through our website, social media, email, phone calls, and texts.  Explore our website’s new chat feature for immediate contact with an associate.  If you have any questions about our pieces or artists please reach out.  Our associates are able to respond to any of your inquiries and will do so promptly.

                          Gallery Directors
                          Krista Steed

                          Jamie Oberloh

                          John Marzolf
                          Broadmoor Galleries

                          We are able to ship products directly to you or arrange a safe pick up at an offsite location. If there is anything we’ve missed or any other way we can help you please let us know!

                          We’ll get through this together. Sincerely,

                          John Marzolf and the Broadmoor Galleries Staff