Craig Nelson has been depicting
figures, landscapes and various
environments in rich vibrant oils for over 30 years,.
His passion for the subjects relates directly to his brush work,
weaving mood and emotion into each work of art.
After graduating from Art Center College of Design with distinction,
Craig began his career working in Los Angeles for recording companies
and motion picture studios, creating portraits and other subjects
with strict deadlines.
Craig's countless movie posters include "The Cowboys",
and "Homeward Bound" among many others.
His album cover credits include, "Sammy Davis Jr. Live",
"Rick Nelson, Country" and "Natalie Cole, Thankful"
along with many more.
Collectors include, James Garner, Neil Simon, Toyota Corporation,
UCLA Dental and Law School, the U.S. Air Force,
UCSF Dental School and many more.
He has won over 200 awards of excellence and several gold medals.
The "Arts for the Parks" national competition awarded
Craig the Grand Teton Natural History Award for
a painting entitled "Dining Alone".
He is collected in the United States, Asia as well as Europe.
In 1974 Craig began teaching at Art Center College of Design.
For the past 23 years he has been sharing his knowledge
at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
where he is Director of Fine Art, MFA & BFA Drawing and Painting.
Craig is currently a Signature Member of the California
Art Club and a member of the Portrait Society of America.
Craig's books "60 minutes to Better Painting"
and "The Drawing Bible" published by North Light
are now available.
He also teaches two or three workshops a year which
have gained in popularity attracting students from the United
States and Europe.
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