yosemite2014 279aInspired by the connection of the human experience and the landscape. The joy of discovery and exploration of a scene, how light travels, dances and reflects is the focal point of communicating an experience, soul to soul.

Monica Nelson

Monica currently resides in the San Joaquin Valley, in Bakersfield, CA with her husband and two daughters.

Private and corporate works available on commission. Gallery inquiries welcome.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2014 Southwest Art Magazine, September Issue, Nationally Emerging Artist
2014 Juried, July, Plein Air Magazine On-Line Exhibit
2013 Juried, Fall, 6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, The Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2013 Invitational, Fall, Arts Council of Kern, Quick Draw and Sale
2013 Invitational, Kern Then & Now, Historical Exhibit, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield, CA
2013 Invitational, Winescapes, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2012 Juried, Fall, 6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, The Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2012 Invitational, Winescapes, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2012 Juried, Spring, 6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, The Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Juried, Fall, 6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, The Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Juliana’s Art Studio & Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
2011 Invitational, Winescapes, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2011 Juried, Spring, 6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, The Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Group Show, Featured Gallery Artist, Juliana’s Art Studio & Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
2010 Exhibited and coordinated the Arts Pavilion at the Bakersfield Business Conference, Bakersfield, CA
2010 Juried Art Auction, www.thebrighamgalleries.com, Nantucket, MA
2008 Selected work for The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art Spring Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “XL” Juried Competition and Show, Bakersfield Art Association, Placed, Bakersfield, CA
2004 Juried, Home for the Holidays, Arts Council of Kern, Bakersfield, CA
2003 Juried, Celebrating Our Heritage, Arts Council of Kern, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield, CA

EDUCATION

1988-1990 Kent State University, Graphic Design and Journalism, Illustration Minor – Kent, Ohio


WORKSHOPS

2009 Studio Incamminati
Advanced Painting Workshop Intensive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006 Anthony Ryder
Portrait Painting Seminar
Andreeva Portrait Academy
Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 Ignat Ignatov
Limited Palette Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts
Los Angeles, California

2005 Anthony Ryder
Portrait Drawing Workshop
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts
Los Angeles, California

Memberships: American Impressionist Society, California Art Club, Oil Painters of America

Contact Monica by email

661.364.5724

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