Christopher Owen Nelson thrives in the vast arid landscape of the American West. As a Colorado native, he studied fine arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where he learned classical methods in drawing and painting. Nelson also developed a career in construction, laying the foundation for his innovative artistic approach.
While developing a deep appreciation for composition and form, Nelson focused on employing alternative materials; sculpting with used carpet, found objects and painting on glass. Nelson has been awarded the Most Promising Artist Scholarship Award, and was named as one of “21 Under 31 Emerging Artists”, by Southwest Art Magazine.
Nelson’s work has been featured in Western Art Collector; Luxe Interiors and Design; Western Art and Achitecture; Santa Fean magazine, and American Art Collector.