Christopher Owen Nelson thrives in the landscape of the American West. As a Colorado native, he studied fine arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where he learned classical methods in drawing and painting. While developing a deep apprciation for composition and form, Christopher focused on alternative materials; sculpting with used carpet, found objects and painting on glass. At one point, he pursued a career in construction - gaining valuable knowledge in concrete, steel and woodworking that would provide the substructure for a new and innovative artistic approach. His creations reveal the dynamic nature of existence, thought and feeling aligning with a vision uniquely his own. Combining his skills in painting, construction and songwriting, Christopher illustrates deliberate, yet subconscious narratives guided by lucid dreamscape.
Early honors include the Painting award at the 15th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (awarded by Paul Ha, the director of the List Visual Art Center at M.I.T.). Recently Christopher's achievments have been featured in several national publications, including: Western Art Collector; Luxe Interiors and Design; Western Art and Architecture; Santa Fean magazine, and American Art Collector. Through prestigious exhibitions and collections, his artworks have travelled the globe.