For over 30 years, Craig Nelson has been depicting figures, landscapes, and various environments in rich vibrant oils. His passion for the subjects relates directly to his brush work, weaving moods and emotion into each work of art.
After graduating from the Art Center College of Design with distinction, Craig began his career working in Los Angeles for recording companies and motion picture studios, creating portraits and other subjects with strict deadlines. Craig's countless movie posters include "The Cowboys," "Slapshot," and "Homeward Bound" among many others. His album cover credits include "Sammy Davis Jr. Live," and "Natalie Cole, Thankful."
Collectors include James Garner, Neil Simon, Toyota Corporation, the U.S. Air Force, and many more. He has won over 200 awards of excellence and several gold medals, The "Arts of the Parks" national competition awarded Craig the Grand Teton Natural History Award for a painting entitled "Dining Alone." In 1974, Craig began teaching at Art Center College of Design and for the past 13 years has been sharing his knowledge at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco where he is Director of Fine Art, Drawing, and Painting.