MNWS Demo Artist - Heidi Nelson
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Join us for our November MNWS Meeting and Demo
at a NEW LOCATION! (Zeller Studio, 1421 Main Street, Hopkins)
on Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m.with Demo by Guest Artist, Heidi Nelson
Heidi will be painting a semi-abstract portrait, focusing on the light green eyes of National Geographic’s “Afghan Woman”. She will teach us how to paint skin tones that glow, eyes that seem remarkable real, a wet-into-wet area of pattern, and interesting drips.
Heidi is a painter of people, specializing in both portraits and figures. She works to create contemporary artworks that are more than a good rendering - unique cropping creates a strong focal point and an edgy tension. She especially likes to use patterns in her quirkily balanced pieces that urge the viewer to linger on the lovely drips, patterns, and textures.
Ms. Nelson has a BFA in oil painting and worked as a graphic designer for 17 years, before focusing more on pursuing a free-lance commercial illustration business. While raising her two daughters she started fine art painting for herself, painting her beloved girls in watercolor. Since then, Ms. Nelson has taught drawing and painting in all mediums to students of all ages and abilities. She still teaches 2 ongoing watercolor classes in her home classroom.
Many people think of Ms. Nelson as a watercolor painter who does portraits, but she took up oil painting again in 2004, to fill a need for an oil painting teacher at the White Bear Center for the Arts. Since then, she is happiest when she has both an oil and a watercolor painting going at the same time!
Come to the Zeller Studio on November 10 to learn more about Heidi Nelson and her art - the demo will also be available on Zoom, so watch your email for the link.