Margy Nelson

Some of my art reflects the subject matter and precision I must bring to my “day job” as a biological illustrator.  The rest is my escape from precision into free association, in watercolor and “digital paint”, exploring the ambiguities of figure and ground, foreground and background, flatness and depth. Beyond that, describing what I do in my art is difficult for me.  Though normally an articulate person,  I find myself to be inarticulate about my art.  The meditative process of creation does not translate easily into words… Art, after all,  is a visual, not a verbal, medium.

So take a look at my images and decide for yourself what I am about.  Whatever that may be, its exploration gives me great pleasure.  I hope it will give you some pleasure too.

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