"I paint primarily
with oil on panel, and my process is one that explores composition
and natural light. My recent work has focused on books as artistic
objects, with a nod to the authors who write them. While most
people think of the essential message found in a particular book,
my work goes beyond that. I see that a beautifully bound book,
even if worn and old, can become an artistic object by itself.
In this way, I see that books can possess qualities beyond their
text. They have the power to educate, delight and motivate. Reading
a book like viewing art, allows us a greater understanding of
ourselves and the world around us.
often takes me beyond the walls of the gallery and into the community.
Not only has my work permitted a wonderful exchange of ideas
with the viewer, but it has also become a tool to promote literacy.
It is now what moves me forward and shapes my art.
"I have a Bachelors
Degree in Fine Art from the State University of New York. I am
currently a member of the National Association of Women Artists.
I have exhibited throughout the U.S. and have paintings in both
private and public collections."
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for artist's website: www.bstmarienelson.com
"The Voyage" - 14"
x 14" oil on panel
"A Child's Garden of Verses" - 13.5"
x 22" oil on panel
"First Edition" - 10"
x 8" oil on panel