Ethereal, mystical, sometimes haunting and disturbing, Kim Nelson's artwork explores a range of aesthetics. It is a refined alchemy of sensuality and spirituality.
Having embarked on a career in fine art in 1996 he is part of an emerging array of new artists making their mark on the art world both nationally and internationally. He has completed work for UNICEF, been commissioned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch and deemed a "good investment" by Australian investment entrepreneur and art collector, the late Rene Rivkin. His work can be found gracing the walls of such headquarters as News Corp., New York and the Australia High Commission in London."
“. . . And then you get an artist like Kim Nelson. No obvious fixed style. He’s fluid – realist, surrealist, symbolist, even abstract at times – but his women . . . Their beauty is strength. They stare at the viewer – or at the distant horizon – with a purpose. There’s an almost tangible internal power in them, a confidence. They’re modern and liberated, but not stereotyped. And they’re beautiful. But they’re nothing like Waterhouse’s ideal. Nelson is a modern painter, painting modern women, even when his settings are classical. And his vision makes a statement. . . .”
-Brian Caswell ‘Double Exposure’
Kim Nelson lives with his wife and daughter and a rabbit with attitude in the foothills of the Brindabella Mountains not far from Australia’s national capital, Canberra.