Solo Exhibition of “Timeless Structures”

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Spirited Stone – 30″x40″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

My solo exhibition at Holland Area Arts Council, “Timeless Structures: memories built with light,” begins Nov. 17, 2016, and will be on display through the middle of January. I would love to greet you at the Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

There will be 14 of my works…in various sizes…city, rural, and lakeshore…all with the theme of structures.

The 12″ x 12″ Farm Studies (below) will be among them, as well as a not-yet-posted 48″ x 48″ farm painting that resulted from these studies.


I hope you can attend the Opening. I would love to see old friends and make new ones!

For more information from Holland Area Arts Council, click here.

Karin Nelson, an award winning and nationally published artist from Grand Rapids, MI, is best known for her structures: city buildings, rustic barns … any manmade form with flat planes to reflect the sun. With the aid of large palette knives and cheap bristle brushes, she expresses her subjects with masculine lines and strong marks. And yet her paintings strike a warm, welcoming chord with her viewers, transporting them to memories from their past. She accomplishes this by representing the lighting conditions in her scenes with a realistic color palette, even though the subjects are slightly abstracted.

Karin explains, “I believe the strongest triggers to visual memory are related to light, and the endless combinations that make up its nuances. When I am successful in expressing the delicate, mysterious quality of light in the scene, there is a good chance that others have witnessed that same sight, and are brought to a place of memory. And that’s when the connection occurs between myself and the viewer.”

Group Show, Grand Haven, MI

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I am happy to be participating in this show, along with another 2-D artist, two 3-D artists, and an amazing photographer.

Ten of my paintings are in this exhibition, one of which has not yet been published. So if you come, you get first look. Also included in the show is one of my current favorite paintings: “One Last Goodbye,” which really needs to be seen in person!

You are all invited to the Opening Reception this evening. (Sorry for the late notice; I put this on my Facebook Page, but forgot my blog!!!) If you decide to take a drive to Grand Haven on this beautiful, sunny day to attend the Opening Reception, please make sure to introduce yourself to me (if we have not already met in person).

Artist talks begin at 7:00 pm.