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Jenny Nelson Art

American

It is with her commitment to a lifelong, organic process that Jenny Nelson has achieved what so many artists and creatives work for; a language and a technique that is very much her own. She has wooed audiences in the United States and abroad with consistently exquisite and balanced abstract paintings in neutral palettes of blues and grays that give way to pops of pink and orange. But to pin her as solely an abstractionist would be limiting her skill and versatility as a painter.

Classically trained at Bard College, Nelson’s thorough knowledge of composition and color relationships as experienced through drawing from life are the tools that prepared her to work in abstraction and develop her technique. Inspired by the photographs of artist Joseph Podlesnik, Nelson uses his architectural and observational compositions as the framework for her new work. While the origins of the photographs’ subjects are not recognizable in the finished painting, she channels the energy discovered in his real-life findings to her canvas for a result that is entirely abstract. Invigorated by this approach, she bravely moves forward, prepared to shift genres if that is, where her journey takes her.

Nelson also studied at the Lacoste School of the Arts in France and Maine College of Art. She completed a Residency at Byrdcliffe Art Colony from 2004–8 and has exhibited regionally and nationally for many years. Nelson currently teaches workshops and an ongoing weekly class at the Woodstock School of Art.

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Artist: Jenny Nelson
Longest Day: Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in Blue, Grey and Green
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
'Longest Day' painted by Hudson Valley artist, Jenny Nelson, in 2022 Oil on canvas 30 x 30 inches, with white painted sides Excellent condition, ready to hang Signed, verso Jenny...
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2010s Contemporary Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

Tide Goes Out: Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in Blue, Grey, Green, Beige
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in earthy shades of sky blue and Payne's grey, with accents of green and peach against an off-white foreground 'When the Tide G...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

What Do I Know of This Place 3 (Vertical Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in stone blue, dusty peach, green and black, against an off-white grey background 'What Do I know of This Place (3)' painted b...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

This Place 6 (Blue, Green and Grey Abstract Expressionist Painting on Canvas)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in stone blue, forest green and grey with accents of dusty pink, white and black 'What Do I know of This Place (6)' painted b...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

What Do I know of This Place 1 (Abstract Expressionist Painting on Canvas)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in blue, stone blue, green and midnight blue, with pops of green, peach, and yellow on an off-white background 'What Do I kno...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

What Do I know of This Place 5 (Abstract Expressionist Painting on Canvas)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in stone blue, dusty peach, green and black, against an off-white grey background 'What Do I know of This Place (5)' painted b...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

Pink and Stripes (Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas) by Jenny Nelson
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in dusty blue, stone blue, teal, dusty pink, gray, and forest green, with hints of orange throughout 'Pink and Stripes' painted b...
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2010s Contemporary Jenny Nelson Art

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Oil, Canvas

Bloom I: Abstract Expressionist Painting on Canvas in Blue, Green, Gray & Pink
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in dusty blue, stone blue, teal, dusty pink, gray, and forest green, with accents of yellow and light blue 'Bloom I' painted by ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

No. 4: Small Abstract Expressionist Monotype in Navy Blue, Soft Yellow & Green
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract expressionist style monotype in navy blue, green, light violet, and soft yellow 'Untitled 4' by Jenny Nelson Monotype, made in 2018 10 x 8 inches in 20 x 16 inch whit...
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2010s Abstract Jenny Nelson Art

Materials

Oil, Archival Paper, Monoprint

No. 2: Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas Paper in Blue, Teal & Light Pink
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract expressionist style painting on canvas paper in teal, dark blue, and pink with accents of green 'Untitled 2 (Blue & Pink)' by Jenny Nelson Oil on canvas paper, Painted in 20...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Oil, Archival Paper, Canvas

Arrow (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in Light Blue, Paynes Grey & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in light blue, paynes grey, periwinkle blue and green against a pale grey background with accents of peach 'Arrow' by Jenny Nels...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled (blue and white): Hand embellished monoprint
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
10 x 8 inches sold with white 8 ply matte board that is 24 x 17 inches This little gem is a unique print made by the artist that she then hand embellished with oil paint. This work...
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2010s Contemporary Jenny Nelson Art

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Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Untitled (blue and gold): Hand embellished monoprint
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
8.5 x 7 inches sold with white 8 ply matte board that is 21.5 x 19 inches This little gem is a unique print made by the artist that she then hand embellished with oil paint. This w...
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2010s Contemporary Jenny Nelson Art

Materials

Oil, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Delta (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting on Canvas in Teal, Aqua Blue & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue, and green against pale grey with accents of yellow, peach, and mauve 'Delta' by Jenny Nelson Oil on linen, ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

An Island Appears (Gestural Abstract Painting on Canvas in Blue, Grey & Aqua)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue and Payne's grey with accents of green, peach and pink on a light grey background 'An Island Appears' painte...
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2010s Abstract Jenny Nelson Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Sea Sorted It Out (Abstract Expressionist Style Oil Painting on Canvas)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in pastel hues of blue, pink, and grey, with pops of yellow, fuchsia, teal, and orange. 40 x 40 x 2 inches unframed sturdy Alu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Jenny Nelson Art

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Canvas, Oil

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Untitled (pink and gray): Hand embellished monoprint
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Untitled (red, gray, green): Hand embellished monoprint
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Fill the Sails (Contemporary Abstract Painting in Dusty Blue, Green, Pale Pink)
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48 x 48 x 1 inches oil on linen canvas not framed, but the sides of the canvas are clean white It is with her commitment to a lifelong, organic process that Jenny Nelson has achieve...
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Jenny Nelson art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Jenny Nelson art for sale. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also search for art by Jenny Nelson in oil paint, paint, fabric and more by medium. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Jenny Nelson art, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Charles Ragland Bunnell, Timothy Sanchez and Xanda McCagg. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $750 and tops out at $7,800, while the average work can sell for $2,633. Jenny Nelson art prices can vary depending upon medium, time period and other attributes.

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