Kelly Nelson

Raised in a convent: Wanted to paint, but only religious work encouraged.
Back home in Brooklyn: Wanted to paint, but no access to paints, so drew all my friends profiles into a “Composition” book, sitting on the stoop. (Was surprised and pleased at my power getting them to sit for me!)

Moved to Greenwich Village: Wanted to paint, but opened a restaurant. Painted in the wee hours, after closing shop & getting home from the Fulton St. Fish Market!

Moved to the Hamptons: Wanted to paint, but needed a home, so started selling them. Painted at night.

Moved to Shelter Island: Now I paint. Some days/ some nights. Often go for hours w/o a drink of water, and loving it!


Featured Work

Stag's Respite - 30 x 40 - Oil on Canvas

Stag’s Respite

30″ x 40″
Oil on Canvas

Semoyed's Trek - 24 x 30

Samoyed’s Trek

24″ x 30″
Oil on Canvas

Blessing of the Animals at St. John the Divine - 4ft x 5ft

Blessing of the Animals at St. John the Divine

4′ x 5′
Oil on Canvas


16″ x 16″ 
Oil on Canvas

Heading Home - 24 x 30 - Oil on Canvas

Heading Home

24″ x 30″
Oil on Canvas

Multiverse Trek

36″ x 48″
Oil on Canvas


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PO Box 2664
Sag Harbor, NY  11963
(631) 725-2499

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Open later weekend nights



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