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Paul Nelson

Gwinn, MI, United States

I live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula just South of Marquette on 40 acres in the woods with my wife and around a dozen sled dogs. Living in this part of Michigan allows easy access to many beautiful areas along the Lake Superior shoreline and adjacent areas of the U.P. Professionally I am a Civil Engineer, now retired and pursuing landscape and nature photography. Being naturally meticulous and patient, I bring a different approach to photography than many photographers, and work hard to find a pleasing composition in good light that highlights the natural beauty of God's Creation. I have been studying photography seriously for 11 years, and have put a significant amount of time studying books written by Professional photographers. I have also attended a number of photography workshops led by Professional photographers, both here in the U.P. and as far away as California, and have taken photography classes taught by Professional photographers online through BetterPhoto.com, where I have been awarded their Advanced Photographer certification. I was accepted into Zero Degrees Artist Cooperative in Marquette, Michigan, 6 years ago, and have been a member ever since. I have had one of my images published by National Geographic.com as part of an online article. I have been accepted to Waterfront Art Festival put on by the William Bonifas Fine Art Center in Escanaba, and have had some of my work accepted into several Northern Exposure exhibitions as well as other exhibitions at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center in Escanaba, Michigan, and have had work in the North of the 45th exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum in Marquette, Michigan. I have also had work accepted into exhibitions at Crooked Tree Arts Center in both the Petoskey and Traverse City galleries, and received a second place award in a Northern Lights competition at the Traverse City gallery.

Paul's ArtPrize Entries

These are Paul's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Paul Nelson
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  • Photo of Front Row Seat

    Front Row Seat

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Paul Nelson
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Paul's Past Work

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