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Jeff Nelson is an artist currently working with watercolors. After thirty-three years teaching advanced placement mathematics and American history, Jeff retired in 2009.
Jeff attained degrees in Art, Mathematics, Computer Science and Education. After one year of teaching art, he decided this was a personal endeavor and began teaching in his other degree areas. All degree work was completed within the University of Wisconsin system.
Although Jeff was busy with a family and a teaching career, he remained active in pursuit of his art. Jeff ran a small business named Backgrounds by Design, which specialized in painting backgrounds for professional photographers. He also produced large scale installation art for a real estate developer in Kansas City, Kansas. Jeff's pieces have appeared in juried shows such as: Arts West and The Janet Carson Gallery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he was chosen for the Peoples Choice Award. His work has appeared in galleries in La Crosse, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois and Fort Meyers, Florida.
Jeff continues to work and display primarily in the upper mid west. Finding new outlets for his work is an on-going endeavor. Jeff enjoys reconnecting with teaching by offering classes in watercolor technique to people of all ability and skill levels. Jeff lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with Ellen, his wife.
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