Meet the Artist

Photographing YosemiteDeborah Rae Nelson, born in California, always loved horses and drawing. Not having a horse of her own, she drew them feeling that it brought her closer to the reality of someday owning one of her own. Proudly her first award was a prize for an American Legion art contest at the age of eleven.

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Artist’s Statement

Park Avenue ViewWestern America’s mystique, heritage and beauty are vast themes to challenge artists of today. The themes, at first glance, may seem as vast as the country itself. As an artist, I want to capture these visual messages and interpret them in a way that the viewer will see the environment more vividly and know that we must preserve its beauty and natural rhythms.

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Studio Tour

Studio TourFrom dawn to dusk, the light and scenery are inspiring here in Santa Fe, New Mexico: “The City Different, in the Land of Enchantment.” It is easy to understand why so many artists are inspired to live and create here. The light is “different.”

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