While attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design many years ago, Nelson began drawing quick portraits and sketches at local conventions and high school graduation lock-ins. After taking a BFA degree in painting, began attending sidewalk art fairs—just starting up at this time—-and drawing caricatures at them. He also taught a variety of art classes to students of all ages—-in painting, drawing and clay. The theme of faces appeared a lot.
I’ve always drawn ever since I can remember and have had the good fortune of being able to work at something I love doing. I still enjoy drawing caricatures after all these years, because I play the face as a musician plays his instrument, listening carefully for what it has to say. Each face is like a new song to me to observe and bring a fresh interpretation and expression to it. The result is always a revelation to both the sitter and myself. After all these years, I am still constantly entertained by it.
CALL: 1-715-448-2228..ask for Nelson
WRITE: Nelson Brown
W3499 160 Ave
Maiden Rock, WI 54750