Darryl Nelson

 

Darryl Nelson is a self-taught artist, whose inspiration is the spectacular scenery of his home province of British Columbia, Canada.  He lived and worked as a teacher in the Fraser Valley for ten years, before relocating to Kamloops.  As a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, he has participated in local shows through the Kamloops chapter, as well as at frequent shows in Vancouver.  He is currently employed by Kamloops Arts Council as an Art Instructor for the 'Crossing Bridges Arts Outreach Program' which provides high quality art classes to centers which have individuals going through challenging times (Canadian Mental Health Association, Pheonix Drug/Alcohol Detox Centre, Interior Community Services Youth Support, and New Life Community).  Darryl has spent countless hours hiking, fishing, and exploring the lakes and hills of British Columbia. He has always had a close connection with nature, which he likes to share with his wife and three children.  He endeavors to capture those special moments of nature and life in each painting.

 

"My work reflects an appreciation of the natural diversity of our province.  I have experienced what being in the outdoors can do for one's spirit, and I strive to find strong compositions that will draw the viewer in and create a feeling of connection to the landscape.  I like to paint a diverse selection of scenes, as there are just so many possibilities for great paintings everywhere I look!  It is important to me to capture the details that make each tree, hill and cloud unique. It is like a portrait where the individual features give it life and meaning.  I hope my work inspires others to appreciate and protect this great land we live in for future generations."  - Darryl

Curriculum Vitae   Darryl Nelson (b. 1975, CAN)    Exhibitions:  2019  TNS Chapter - ART on the Move Sale , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2018  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops      2017  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2017  Scenes of Western Canada,  FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2017  Ten Squared Exhibition,  FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2017  Summer Gallery , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2017  National FCA Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2017  Active Member Exhibition,  FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2016  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2016  National FCA Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2016  Scenes from Western Canada , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2015  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2015  Scenes from Western Canada , FCA Gallery, Vancouver      2015  Plein Air,  Chazou Gallery, Kamloops  2015  Stillness ≠ Silence , Omega Gallery, Vancouver  2015  Point of View - Landscapes of BC , Solo Show at  KAC Main Gallery, Kamloops  2015  Horse , Chazou Gallery, Kamloops  2015  Landscapes , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2015  National FCA Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2015  Works On Paper , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2014  Scenes from Western Canada , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2014  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2014  Small Smaller Smallest , FCA Gallery, Vancouver  2014  KAC Juried Art Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2014  National FCA Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2014  Spring Group Show , Omega Gallery, Vancouver  2013  TNS Chapter Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops  2013  KAC Juried Art Show , Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops    Commissions:  2016  Commission,  Remember the Owl...  2016  Commission,  Winter Willows  2016  Commission,  Red Pier    Media/Publications:      2018  Okanagan Art Calendar , Artist for March  2017  Okanagan Art Calendar,  Artist for March  2016  Kamloops This Week newspaper,  Breakfast for Two, Sept. 16  2015  CFJC TV , Interview, June  2015  CFJC TV,  Interview, May  2015  CBC Radio,  Interview, May  2015  Kamloops This Week newspaper,  Cinnamon Ridge II, May 21  2015  KamloopsBCNow.com,  Article, May 18

Curriculum Vitae

Darryl Nelson (b. 1975, CAN)

Exhibitions:

2019 TNS Chapter - ART on the Move Sale, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2018 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2017 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2017 Scenes of Western Canada, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2017 Ten Squared Exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2017 Summer Gallery, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2017 National FCA Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2017 Active Member Exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2016 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2016 National FCA Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2016 Scenes from Western Canada, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2015 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2015 Scenes from Western Canada, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2015 Plein Air, Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2015 Stillness ≠ Silence, Omega Gallery, Vancouver

2015 Point of View - Landscapes of BC, Solo Show at

KAC Main Gallery, Kamloops

2015 Horse, Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2015 Landscapes, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2015 National FCA Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2015 Works On Paper, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2014 Scenes from Western Canada, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2014 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2014 Small Smaller Smallest, FCA Gallery, Vancouver

2014 KAC Juried Art Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2014 National FCA Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2014 Spring Group Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver

2013 TNS Chapter Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

2013 KAC Juried Art Show, Old Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops

Commissions:

2016 Commission, Remember the Owl...

2016 Commission, Winter Willows

2016 Commission, Red Pier

Media/Publications:

2018 Okanagan Art Calendar, Artist for March

2017 Okanagan Art Calendar, Artist for March

2016 Kamloops This Week newspaper, Breakfast for Two, Sept. 16

2015 CFJC TV, Interview, June

2015 CFJC TV, Interview, May

2015 CBC Radio, Interview, May

2015 Kamloops This Week newspaper, Cinnamon Ridge II, May 21

2015 KamloopsBCNow.com, Article, May 18