victorianelson
Victoria K Nelson
Drawing Realism
Victoria K Nelson
Professional Artist

All things creative has been a common theme in the life of Victoria Nelson, Professional Artist. From childhood days of building model airplanes to experimenting with a chemistry set, to her corporate career which frequently involved starting new projects and organizations.

Beginning as self-taught painting flowers in water colors when in her teens she then took initial instruction in college. After college, a corporate career beckoned and art creation went dormant. In 2010, as her corporate life began to lose its inspiration, Nelson began taking serious art instruction. "Art instruction filled the void and led me to move on to a life where I could paint, draw, experiment and grow as an artist full time - or whenever I felt like it" said Victoria Nelson.

"Most of my inspiration comes from flowers - part of being the daughter of a florist, and the islands."
For over 30 years, she and her husband, Steve (a devoted, hard-working supporter of the arts community) split their time between their home in Florida, and St. Croix.

The inspiration and beauty of the Crucian life and its people is evident in her work. Other inspirations
have been found in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, especially the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort. The complexity and geometry of her work is a confluence of a designer’s eye and an engineer's eye. However, "Never stop learning" is how she describes her style approach. “Everything from my backyard to travels from South East Asia to the Mediterranean have all influenced my ever-evolving portfolio," said Nelson.

Nelson's work is shown in the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on St. Croix, and the Hyder Gallery for Fine Arts in Lake Mary, Florida, and featured at a juried show in the Florida Hospital Art of Healing Gallery as well as several Historic Sanford Welcome Center Art Walk juried exhibitions. Her work is regularly included in charitable fund-raising auctions. Her works are in private collections in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Canada, Iceland and Denmark.
Broken But Beautiful II

Golden Sunset

Crucian Palm Sheltering PI

Table 10, Please

Vickis Violas

“You’re About To Put Me Over The Edge”

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

PI

Green Flash at Sunset

Standing Tall

Frustrating Frog

Good Morning America

Amy

Ooops

Primarily Yellow

Pinball Flower

Marie

Whispers of Glory

Honorable, Beautiful and highest

For Daddy II

Lily White

Follow Me, Get Out of the Rain

I

Christmas Hibiscus

Ranger Mike Patrols the Deep Off Sandy Point

Lauries Louisiana Iris

Flamboyant

Ageless Magnolia

Across Moon River

KD Love

Northern Lights-by one who

Going to the Zoo, Yup Yup Yup

Betas Blowing Bubbles

Step Into The Sea

Lone Palm

Walking Alone

View from Cocktail Cottage

Winter Hibiscus

Helconia

Don

First Lily

For Daddy

Lily From Rex

Carnival Cottage

Cruzan Confusion

Crows Nest and Compass Rose Cottages

Coco Palm/Coral/Sylvias Room/Caribe Cottages

Calypso, Conch and Cruzan Cottages

Cocktail and Chocolate Cottages

Coy Koi

Lorraines Amaryllis

Sake Mums

The Patio

Snow Flake Flowers

Going Daisy Over Clover

Sunrise in the Backyard

Visiting Maria Dorothea

Cone Cockle and Cowry Shell Cottages

Visiting Maria Dorothea

Ocatilla Club

Nice Zoo You Got Here

Chart House Cottage

Green Flash at Sunset

Castaway and Carol

Divinity Dahlias Dancing

Ganga says,

Tish

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

Please Come Play With Me

First Lily

Broken But Beautiful II
multi-media collage: acrylic, historic Danish pottery shards

Danish pottery shards from the 18th Century are placed among acryllic painted replications of and my interpretations of common patterns from the pottery.

Original Work:
Height 13" x Width 13" x Depth 1.5"
Year Produced: 2014
Inventory ID VN_0047
This is an original work.
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Price:  $ 300.00   [ Buy it local ]
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Narrative:
During the Danish plantation era on the island of St. Croix children would use pottery shards to play games. The shards came to be called chaney which is a combination of the words china and money. In contemporary times, these shards have become collectibles and are fashioned into jewelry and other art forms. This piece represents a few of the over 200 pieces I've collected along my favorite beach, Dorsch Beach on St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Island.



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