Oil painting of a woman under water fully dressed

Float Away
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.

Priscilla’s work, along with 100 other artists, was shown at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15 – March 27, 2022. Contact 480-443-7695 or [email protected]

To see more of Priscilla’s work visit: Celebration of Fine Art (celebrateart.com)