Colorful Contemporary Portraits by James Nelson

February 17, 2020 | By Jepchumba

James Nelson discovered visual art at a very young age. His first portrait was an illustration of his mother. His eye for the unnoticed allowed him to capture every detail, from the creases of her smile to the roundness of her face. That same attention to detail was a source of uncertainty when presenting this portrait to his mother. He feared she might not happily accept the drawing due to the delicate nature. As he slowly presented her with the drawing, her response was a source of encouragement. She accepted the black and white drawing saying, “Draw everything you see son”.

Nelson often states that his inspiration comes from the notion that “Everything in earth, heaven, and the universe is an inspiration to create and to become its manifestation”.

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