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Deborah Nelson

Nelson, Deborah

About the Artist

  • Deborah's art training began in Riverside, California. The young artist was introduced to scientific and naturalist illustrator, Karoly Fogassy, who provided her with private instruction and mentored her through her apprenticeship. He taught her how a professional uses pen, pencil and paint, how to observe and interpret.
  • Professionally Deborah’s career began as a scientific illustrator. Wildlife provided the main themes for her studio work, gaining commissions from the American Bass Association, Save the Seal Foundation and participating in National Audubon exhibitions. Juried exhibitions include the Western Spirit Art Show and Vandewark Miniature Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Deborah received her BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Today, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband. The wondrous New Mexico light and southwest setting provide the inspiration and opportunity to capture the images she loves in the western setting that is her heritage.

Drawing, Painting, Photography, Painting
Eldorado Studio Tour
Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association
Thunder Horse Gallery, 200 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345, (575) 257-3989

Santa Fe, NM 87508