Nelson Makes Art

is creating Original Art, Prints, and Licensed Products

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per month
  • Access to patron-only feed of live and recorded painting sessions
  • Access to select, high-quality digital downloads of Nelson's art-of-the-month for use as computer or phone wallpaper
  • Sneak-peak photos of upcoming releases
  • 5% store item discount each month
  • Early access to Nelson's YouTube videos
  • Vote on or suggest upcoming video topics and painting subjects
  • Exotic—or just plain tasty—drink recipes of the month to help you get in the adventurous spirit
  • Trailblazer of the Month - Every month we ask that you send us a photo of you on an adventure!  Can be anything!  Kayaking in the open sea!  Walking in the park!  We don't care as long as you are out there and enjoying life.  We then pick a patron as our Trailblazer—to be featured on our social media channels—and will create a short (very short) story based around your adventure and wrap it into an adventurous story from one of the fantastic worlds we create.

Adventurous Bushwhacker

per month
  • Personal shout-outs in video credits
  • Process/behind-the-scenes updates and images
  • Access to full-length videos of longer painting sessions
  • 10% store item discount each month
  • Plus all previous rewards

Exotic Explorer

Limited (39 remaining)
per month
  • A handwritten postcard from Nelson whenever he ventures to an exotic—or adventurous—locale (frequency is dependent on Nelson's travels, but minimum of 2 per year)
  • Live video hangout painting tutorials
  • Access to all previous painting tutorials as they are made
  • 15% store item discount each month
  • Plus all previous rewards




You can help us create art and make life just a little better every day with uplifting and positively-infused designs. You make this possible, and we are beyond thankful for your help. 

Nelson's art is authentic, raw and inspired, driven by years of learning and fueled by life experiences, passion, nature, and the deep desire to make every day matter - to improve, learn, explore, and most of all, share as much fun as possible. The art and products we create and that are available in our shop are all either Nelson's original works, prints from originals, or products designed from and inspired by his art.

After many years and lots of work, at the end of July we marked our official one year anniversary as a full time studio. It has been a tremendous year for us! 

We have started regular live painting sessions, Nelson has expanded into working with oils, we have launched a new website and grown our product line.... We have been doing ALL OF THE THINGS!! 

And now we need your help to do even more of the things!
Thank you so much!!!

If you'd like, come visit the other corners of our map and see what else Nelson has been up to!

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Video Camera

A small video camera (that isn't my phone) would allow me to post better quality videos and show my palette at the same time as my canvas in my painting tutorials.
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