New Work | WALTER W NELSON / by Tasha Ostrander

Occotillo 2017, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Occotillo 2017, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.

braveART is pleased to present the newest work of Walter W Nelson. Nelson has immersed himself in the Big Bend area of Texas landscape and this new series continues the discovery of this majestic topography.

In his own words, Nelson writes...

Dalquest Research Site Paintings | 2017

In the summer of 2016 I revisited the Dalquest Research Site owned by Midwestern State University where I spent 2 years photographing this magical canyon producing a book in 2006“Ribbons Of Time” with text by Douglas J Preston.

The purpose of this revisit was to do a series of paintings inspired by the magic that resides in this canyon, a canyon that is matched only by the Grand Canyon. To date I have executed five paintings two of which are attached with this letter “Ocotillo w/ Flowers” and “Red Canyon”.

“Ocotillo w/ Flowers” was inspired by the magical dance of intertwining branches of this desert plant, in the spring, with their beautiful red flowers silhouette against a cerulean blue sky with expansive visions of space and landforms.

These inspirations come from a series of drawings executed while spending a period of six weeks in Marfa, Texas in 2016.

-Walter W. Nelson

The Wedge 2016, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.

The Wedge 2016, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.

The Angel of Repose 2016, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.

The Angel of Repose 2016, oil on paper, 22 x 30 in.