Kailua Village Artists


J.D. Nelson


Artist's Biography

Originally from Illinois, JD Nelson obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois.  He has successfully combined his career in Architecture with the arts.  He has worked both for large architectural firms and successfully developed his own Architecture and Design Company located in Chicago, Illinois.  Concurrently he continued his artistic pursuits and showed at the Button Gallery in Douglas, Michigan.

Mr. Nelson relocated to Hawaii where he devotes his time to watercolors with an emphasis on Hawaiian landscapes and buildings of character.  He has shown both at the Mountain Gallery in Havi, and the gallery of Great Things in Waimea.  He is also a member of the Kailua Village Artist's Association and Gallery in Kailua Kona.  Mr. Nelson continues to develop his use of color and to achieve a luminous quality to his painting.

JD Nelson can be contacted by email: jnelson1569@aol.com or by phone: 312-961-9311

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