Nelms Gallery

Upstream Steel Creek
Upstream Steel Creek
"Painting is my way of communicating my most intimate
impressions of nature and my deep feeling about my subject
and the world around me. As an artist, I try to interpret nature
because it is also my basic belief, that nature is a true source
of our peace. If my work has touched someone and brought
the viewer to a place of peace and insight, it will have
reached it's goal."

Born in 1939 in Woodbury, New Jersey. His training as an
artist was at the Philadelphia College of Art, The
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, San Antonio College and
the San Antonio Art Institute. BA, MFA, Greenwich University,
He worked as an illustrator for the Army medical center in
Texas. Don moved to NW Arkansas in 1981 and taught art at
North Arkansas College,1983-2005. Presently, he paints full
time and also teaches watercolor and egg tempera

"I chose the medium of egg tempera as it allows me to work
with pure pigment and I add each color layer by layer
producing a luminous quality. Pigment mixed with water
mixed or tempered by egg yolk is the medium artists have
used in the early Renaissance before linseed oil was used. It
has made a comeback in recent years."

He is a member of the Society of Egg Tempera Painters. The
Eureka Springs Artist Guild and the Ozark Mountain Artist

His work can be found in private and corporate collections.

107 West Church Street   Jasper, Arkansas      870-446-5477
Jasper, Arkansas