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Kevin And Becca by artist Richard Christian Nelson
Artist Richard Christian Nelson notes that he is endlessly fascinated by people. His fantastic portrait paintings are the end result of this dedicated sense of fascination. He considers it a privilege and challenge to capture the essence of the sitter on canvas. Richard's direction is strengthened by his embrace of painterly realism.
Mary Bruce Stallard by artist Richard Christian Nelson
Richard offered a statement concerning his direction as an artist. He said, "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. 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."
Art critic Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge, commented on Richard's portrait paintings. Sherwin said, "Artist Richard Christian Nelson brings a high level of class and sophistication to the art of portrait painting. His work honors the individuality of the sitter... one can almost 'feel' the personality of the individual while observing Richard's masterful work."
After Lady Agnew by artist Richard Christian Nelson
Artist Richard Christian Nelson is currently represented by Skyuka Fine Art. You can learn more about Richard and his artwork by visiting www.richardchristiannelson.com.