John Nelson

Trained as a mature student at Edinburgh College of Art where he was awarded a number of painting and drawing prizes including an Andrew Grant Scholarship. A Post Graduate Travelling Scholarship took him to France, Holland and Belgium creating the basis for exhibitions in these countries.

John became an Art Lecturer at Stevenson College, Edinburgh.

As an Edinburgh man he is proud to have been a member and a Chairman of Glasgow League of Artists.Now living and working in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, John took early retirement to work at developing his distinctive colourful paintings.

John says about his work:-
” I produce paintings which I hope encapsulate my natural joie de vivre and love of colour. Always suspicious of the archetypical, I work directly onto the canvas – no preparatory drawing. As something emerges, I follow and shape intuitively. Ideas are informed from a variety of sources although I am particularly drawn to landscape motifs.”

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