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Muses and Musings: Notes from a Master Class with Painter Mark Daniel Nelson

Mark Daniel Nelson

In December 2016, Teresa Jordan took a painting workshop with 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, 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 everything that caught her eye during the year. This blog comes from some of those jottings.