By Priscilla Nelson
30 x 48 in.
Oil on canvas
Priscilla Nelson’s unique contemporary-realistic style captures the eye of the viewer and invites them to take a closer look. Her primary medium is oil on canvas with many of her subjects containing figures in water as well as intriguing textiles. The play of the water against the figure lends an abstractive quality to the vivid realism of the figure. Nelson says, “I am intrigued by what people wear. I love the movement of cloth and the moods the clothing can convey. When I moved to Arizona I became obsessed by water. Water has become prevalent in my paintings. The way water channels the light and creates its own chaotic movement.” Combining the message of the textiles with the color play of the water has developed into a signature style.
To see more of Priscilla’s work visit: Celebration of Fine Art (celebrateart.com)