Sarah Nelson

Sarah NelsonSarah Nelson is a visual artist living and working in Martha’s Vineyard, MA and New Orleans, LA. Though a born and raised islander, Nelson relocated to New Orleans in 2012 part time, after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. Her recent work focuses on the abstract and emotive qualities of the sky and how the visual quality of atmosphere works in conjuncture with her imagery. In her recent Engrained series of paintings, she has developed a body of work, which combines the physical grain of wood panel surfaces with the composition of her images. Her work has gained recent recognition through her current participation in the Louisiana Contemporary exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She regularly participates in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Contemporary Crafts Exhibition and was a regional semifinalist the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Nelson also displayed her paintings last summer in the Louisiana State Museum’s Art Melt exhibition, a juried exhibition honoring contemporary artists at the state capitol center in Baton Rouge. Her work is shown in galleries, private residences, and public collections throughout the nation. recently gaining a permanent display at the new Louisiana State University Hospital.

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