Irene Nelson - Tempo, 2019 (detail)

Irene Nelson

Abstract Art

October 19, 2020

Irene Nelson is an American abstract painter who approaches each work of art in a similar, intuitive manner, letting the moment guide her, transforming uncertainty into expressive mark-making. After a successful career in graphic design, she dedicated herself full time to her lifelong painting and photography practices. Working in various mediums, from paintings that mingle acrylic paint with collaged personal photographs to monoprints on paper, her pieces are layered and atmospheric, offering dreamlike impressions of worlds seemingly in the process of becoming. Her work is held in numerous private collections and has been exhibited extensively throughout California. Irene Nelson lives and works in Oakland, California.

Featured image: Irene Nelson - Tempo, 2019 (detail). Acrylic mixed media on wood panel. 48 × 48 in. 121.92 × 121.92 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy IdeelArt