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Mark Daniel Nelson

This blog has its roots in a painting workshop Teresa took with the Denver artist Mark Daniel Nelson titled “From Image to Abstraction.” She had been wanting to go deeper with her own painting and was looking for a guide; she recognized in Mark a brilliant painter, an inspired teacher, and a harmonious spirit. She bribed him with a beer (he’s so easy) and they made arrangements to work together for a year.

At the start of this master class, Mark encouraged Teresa to look closely at the work of the artists who most inspired her in order to understand what fueled her own fire. He also suggested she keep track of things that caught her eye during the year. Mostly, this blog will collect various musings about art. But Teresa has never been able to stay entirely on track, and she will no doubt veer off track from time to time…