Lester Nielsen Artwww.ArtPal.com/lesternielsenart
Art is more than just an expression of observations, ideas, fantasies or beliefs… it’s an extension of who we are as artists or art lovers. It’s a window into the very soul of the artist, or the collector, where others can peer through to learn more about what makes us “tick”, and what makes “us", "US”. It creates an atmosphere that speaks to our values, our passions, our dreams and our aspirations.
My art has been molded and modeled over the years by those who I’ve studied with, or studied under, and whose work I admire. Artists like Richard Schmid, Frank Covino, Jeff Hein, as well as past masters such as Carl Bloch, Sargent and Sorolla. These artists, and many others, have inspired me to aim higher and believe in myself.
I’ve loved art all my life, and earned a scholarship in Commercial Art, where, after two years, it was suggested by the head professor that I attend Art Center School in Los Angeles to further my academic studies. (this was back in 1973)
However, as with so many aspiring artists from that era, I found myself married to the true love of my life, and my expanding family soon made it obvious, that my art aspirations would need to be “shelved” for a time.
Fortunately, with encouragement from my wife and others, I got back into art, and have been working to master that craft over the last decade of my life. I’ve been fortunate enough to sell commissioned works to individuals and be invited to show and sell my work through various local galleries and art shows.
I’ve learned that ART is like a wonderful smorgasbord, set on the table of life, where all can come to taste, nibble, or feast upon what they see and feel. And just like food, art comes in all flavors, sizes and colors as well. And happily, there’s plenty of “food” … and “ART” to go around to fill all of our souls.
So, dive in… and if your taste is compatible with what I serve up, I’d love to hear from you. Thank you SO much for visiting me on this site! You can reach me for questions or commissions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can visit my web site and see my art at lesternielsen.art.