Tryon portrait artist to open studio in Asheville River Arts District


From the Tryon Daily Bulletin:

Nationally known, award-winning artist Rich Nelson announces the opening of his Asheville studio in the River Arts District.

Join Nelson for an open house welcoming him to the District on Saturday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m. during the popular “Second Saturday” open studio tours. Light refreshments will be served. Nelson is thrilled to join the RAD family, and looks forward to being energized by the palpable creativity that exudes from this exciting area.

Although Nelson is widely known as a portrait artist, he also paints landscape, still life and figurative gallery pieces. He also teaches landscape, still life and portraiture workshops. Recently a DVD still life tutorial by Nelson has been made available for download at his website. His portraits and gallery pieces have been commissioned by federal and state judges, universities, hospitals and major corporations as well as families who commission him to paint or draw their children.

Nelson’s studio is located at 352 Depot St. Suite 110 in Asheville, N.C.. Stop in anytime from 11-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call him at 828-817-3784, or visit