Portfolio > Airport Art

I perform on-site drawing demonstrations in public spaces at the airport’s main terminal under the auspices of the Airport Foundation. (2019 - present) Because I draw quickly, most of these drawings are completed during a three hour shift. I enjoy meeting travelers who stop to ask me about my drawings and engage in conversations.

Additional cat and dog drawings may be found under the "Your Pet" tab. 9" x 12" custom pet portraits are $100. Please contact me by email if interested. We will work together by looking at pictures of your pet and select the best one. I will drop off or mail your finished piece.

I also periodically perform live drawing demonstrations in downtown Minneapolis. Most recently I appeared as a performer with Street Show on Nicollet Mall. The Thursday Farmer & Maker Market is enlived by street show performers and works to revitalize downtown Minneapolis.
I have also performed on Hennepin Avenue with the Hennepin Theater Trust.

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drawings are available for purchase

Sheltie in the Woods
light blue pastel pencil on dark blue Hahnemüle Ingres paper
24" x 19"
2022
Lucky - in progress
pastel on paper
18" x 18"
2022
Fox on the Road at Night
pastel
12" x 9"
2022
Cat with Dahlias
pastel on paper
12" x 24"
2022
Danny the Sheltie
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Kitten on My Chair
Charcoal & pastel on paper
9" x 12"
2022
First Step - Hammond the Cat
charcoal
12" x 9"
2022
Second step - Hammond the Cat
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Final version
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Detail - Hammond the Cat
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Gray Tabby
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Kitten under the Kitchen Table
Charcoal & pastel on paper
9" x 12"
2022
By the Lake on a Windy Day
Charcoal & pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
White Kitten
pastel on paper
12" x 9"
2022
Kitten Asleep On My Arm
light blue pastel pencil on dark blue Hahnemüle Ingres paper
18" x 18"
2022
Woman holding her Cat
light blue pastel pencil on dark blue Hahnemüle Ingres paper
18" x 18"
2022
Pansies & Cat (in progress)
Charcoal & pastel on paper
22" x 30"
2022
Spring Bunnies
Charcoal & pastel on paper
22" x 22"
2022
For the Families of Ukraine
pastel on paper
22" x 22"
2022
Bobcat in the Woods
Charcoal & pastel on paper
22" x 30"
2022
Great Horned Owl
pastel on paper
30" x 22"
2022
Hawk drawing pastel
Charcoal & pastel on paper
40" x 30"
2022
Trixie
Charcoal & pastel on paper
28" x 26"
2022
Early stage - Fox & Rabbit in the Snow
Charcoal & pastel on paper
30" x 40"
2022
Fox & Rabbit in the Snow
Charcoal & pastel on paper
30" x 40"
2022
Fox sketches
Charcoal & pastel on paper
40" x 30"
2022
moon, owl, lake, dog, border collie, night
pastel on paper
22" x 30"
2022
crow, crow drawing, crow charcoal drawing, crow pastel drawing, fine art crow drawing, murder of crows, mega murder, Minneapolis, crows in Minneapolis, holly nelson art, holly nelson drawing
Charcoal & pastel on paper
30" x 40"
2021
Wolves (Calling the Pack)
Charcoal & pastel on paper
40" x 30"
2021
Wolves (Calling the Pack) - detail
Charcoal & pastel on paper
2021
Cailleach Bheare - Crone of Winter
Charcoal & pastel on paper
40" x 30"
2022
Santa of the Forest - participatory drawing
Charcoal & pastel on paper
30" x 40"
2021
Moose & Tomatoes
Charcoal & pastel on paper
30" x 22"
2021
Dog named Moose
Charcoal & pastel on paper
40" x 30"
2021
Dogs in the Snow
pastel
30" x 22"
2021
Winter (2-hr. drawing)
pastel
30" x 40"
2021
Fox on the Road
pastel
40" x 30"
2021
Deer
Pastel & watercolor on paper
2021
Dog Park
pastel
30" x 40"
2021
Forsythia & Dog (unfinished)
pastel
30" x 40"
2021
Thinking About May
pastel
30" x 22"
2021
Dog in the Woods
pastel
30" x 22"
2021
Kitten Under the Pink Flowering Bush
pastel on paper
22" x 22"
2021
Tulips and Cat
pastel
2021
Flowers from the Garden #1
pastel
12" x 9"
2021
Kittens with Pink Flowers
pastel on paper
22" x 22"
2021
Flowers from the Garden #2
pastel
12" x 9"
2021
lilacs, pastel, pastel drawing
pastel
2021
horse sketch
pastel
2021
Art on Hennepin live drawing demonstration
charcoal & pastel
40" x 30"
2019
Hennepin Avenue - August
pastel & charcoal
40" x 30"
2018
Nicollet Mall live drawing demonstration
charcoal & pastel
30" x 40"
2019