Studio Visit with Ron Nelson

One of my favorite activities is road trippin' across the American Landscape. Last Spring I hit the road and traveled to Arizona and surrounded myself with the Cacti of Tucson Arizona. It's always a bonus when I find a hard working talented artist willing to share their studio practice with me. Ron Nelson is a prolific artist who works primarily in neon signage and recycled materials. He takes used newspaper and wood and pulps down the material to pour into molds to create a surface in which he then paints the southwest landscape. His color palette is influenced by the colors in the west that play among the horizon while the sun is rising or setting.