December 4 - 18, 2015
Mark Daniel Nelson and Tim Horn
This exhibit features works from visiting artists, Tim Horn from California and Mark Daniel Nelson from Colorado. "My paintings are as much about the subjects I paint as they are about the effects of light within a particular scene." -says Horn Tim graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City in 1984, with a focus in graphic design. After finishing school, he worked at several design firms in NY before moving to San Francisco in 1992, where he continued in the design field. Horn took his first painting class in 1998 followed by another in the fall of 1999 and within a year he knew he had found his calling. He now paints full-time and lives in the small town of Fairfax. His work has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, and was on the cover of Southwest Art in 2012. In addition to showing in four galleries, and participating in several annual shows, he teaches 4-6 painting workshops around the country and abroad. He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America. I Strive for two things, impact and beauty. Eliminate the unnecessary parts and you are left with much more powerful, beautiful modes of expression." -says Daniel Nelson. In high school, Mark Daniel Nelson was awarded the prestigious National Scholastics Art Scholarship, which he used to attend the Colorado Institute of Art. Graduating with Best Portfolio honors, Nelson earned a living as an illustrator working for clients including Coors, University of Denver, The Miami Herald, 5280 Magazine and legendary photographer James Balog. Nelson has since shifted his artistic focus to painting abstract geometric forms - natural as well as structural - in persuit of what he terms "a contemporary sublime". Nelson's work has been placed in a number of prominent regional and national collections and has been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.