A Washington, D.C. native, John Nelson, is completely self-taught. His style is marked by extremely detailed renderings that capture moods and emotions most other artists can only hope to imitate. His natural talents give him the ability to bring out a depth and warmth that has enchanted critics and art enthusiasts alike. What makes Nelson’s drawings unique and vastly different is that his drawings project a personal nature using a three dimensional effect that you simply have to see to believe. For more than twenty years, John has worked diligently to master his gifted talent by expressing, in pencil, deeply imbedded spiritual experiences and involvement with people.
His creativity continues to evolve and has yet to hit his peak as an artist. At the age of 44 this artist was selected from thousands of candidates for a coveted White House showing, which was critically acclaimed. This was followed by a McDonald’s Corporation contract to provide art for a nationwide in-store promotion, a rare break for an artist at any age, because it means instant fame and recognition. Where did this genius with a pencil find the training to propel himself to the very cutting edge of American artists so quickly? John Nelson is poised to become one of America’s most popular and prolific artists with many years of creative productions and accomplishments to come…in an already illustrious career.