Sarah Nelson

Artist + Sarah Nelson

The ancient Celts described the windswept, Irish moors as “thin places.” It was in these places they believed that the distance between the physical and spiritual world became shorter. To stand in a thin place, a person had the ability to touch the edge of the transcendent. These places were not for comfort, but rather for finding meaning through reflection. In my work I try to capture the thin places in my own life.

I am very interested in the abstract and emotive qualities of the sky and how they work in conjuncture with the overall tone of my work. While some subjects lend themselves to artists to paint what they see, the landscape allows me to paint what I am in. This can be both a physical or emotional space, and through the process of painting, my own internal landscape is conveyed.

My subject allows me to feel small in this world, by letting me put myself in the vast spaces that I create. It is only through painting the enormity of what surrounds me, that I feel and reconcile its weight.

Sarah Nelson is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood.

BYWATER 

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Nurhan Gokturk
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Drew Cooke
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Ramiro Diaz Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
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Saegan Swanson
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
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Meghan Methe
Rue de la Bucherie print
Keith Oelschlager Painting
Keith Oelschlager
Detangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Rock the Boat II
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
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Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
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Gabriel Flores
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Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Mirliton Tapestry
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Emma Fick
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
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Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
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Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
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Miro Hoffmann
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Joshua Wingerter
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Bryan Brown
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Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Ritual
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
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Louise Guidry
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Painting
Margaux Hymel
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Ella Albrecht
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Debbie Boyd
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Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
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Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
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Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
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John Turner Painting
John Turner
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Ember Soberman
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Lyla Clayre
Untitled #1
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
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Ceaux .
Star Struck
Mike Williamson Painting
Mike Williamson
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George Dolgy
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Jeremy Paten
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Two Sisters
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Sheba
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Yogi Bear!
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Jacque
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Gold Rush
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Band Storm
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
New Dress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Cascade Blossoms
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
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Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Toilet Lake
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
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Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
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Devin De Wulf
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Guardian Angel
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
SPIRIT PORTRAIT
Amzie Adams Painting
Amzie Adams
Midiendo / Measuring
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
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