IN MOTION

Jun 11, 11

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In Motion
6×8 Oil
$175

Well, I was not going to paint today – I was going to clean up my studio – I am quite the messy painter!! But as I was going through my photo files, I came across this image of the baseball player. Loved the red and the light…loved the action. Thought I’d give it a quick try using this messy pallet of colors.

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OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART

Jun 8, 11

This painting was inspired when a dear friend’s son passed away last October. The son – James Harrison – had an incredible vision to equip leaders throughout the world who serve those in need – sharing the message of Jesus Christ. In 2006, James, a young man with a powerful faith and heart to serve, responded to a call to travel to Sudan and because of his passion founded With Open Eyes. I encourage you to click on this link and read about With Open Eyes. 50% of proceeds from these prints will go back to With Open Eyes. There are only a limited number! Purchase a print and know that you have helped in building an army of messengers in the Sudan!

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Open the Eyes of My Heart
11×14 Print
$150

Matthew 28:19-20
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS WITH THE HARVEST CENTER

Dec 17, 10

This weekend we are stuffing 75+ stockings and preparing gifts for 10 families served by The Harvest Center. It’s not too late to help! You can donate to our shopping fund, help us shop, bring the family to wrap on Saturday, or donate hats, gloves, socks and stocking stuffers.

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Thanks for your support of our needy neighbors this Christmas!

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MEET ELLIE POTVIN

Dec 14, 10

Ellie-Painting-250I had the privilege of having 8-year-old Artist Ellie Potvin and her mother Amy in the studio on Dec 14 for an oil painting lesson and a few fun hours at the easel. Ellie is a beautiful, creative girl suffering from Stage 4 Relapse Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. I have been following Ellie through her CaringBridge website and have been praying for the Potvin Family.

Two of Ellie’s paintings have been reproduced as limited edition high quality giclee prints (courtesy of Chromatype) are available online at anneneilsonfinart.com and in Charlotte at Studio 21 Fine Art (118 E Kingston Avenue) and my local gallery Sophia’s Gallery (1528 East Blvd). We look forward to offering additional prints soon — she revisits the studio for another session this week!

Please remember sweet Ellie in your prayers.

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ELLIE SHOAL POTVIN, 2001-2010f

Jun 29, 10

ellieshoalOur hearts are grieving. Ellie Shoal Potvin gained her angel wings on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 following a two-year battle with Rhabdomysarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. This weekend we celebrated Ellie’s short, beautiful life with her twin sister Grace, her incredible parents Amy and Tim, and hundreds of others touched by her light.

Ellie’s creative spirit lives on in her artwork. Limited Edition prints from four of her oil paintings are available, including Ellie’s final painting, a cheery sunflower titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. 100% of proceeds benefit “Lift Up Ellie”, a supplemental needs trust that assists the family with medical expenses.

You can find the story of Ellie’s journey on her CaringBridge website.

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ELLIE UPDATE

Jun 20, 10

Sisters-250Thank you for your prayers and support ofour friend Ellie Potvin. See her mom’s recent Caringbridge update here.

A new painting of Ellie’s is now available as a print and we have created three limited edition Angel Series prints that will support Ellie’s medical expenses.

These precious girls, Ellie and Grace have touched so many lives, including mine!

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STEPHEN EARLY WORKSHOP

Mar 14, 10

We had a great four days with Stephen Early last week studying portait and figure painting. Check out photos from the workshop on the facebook page! The rest of the workshop schedule can be found here, including a recently scheduled figure drawing workshop with Miriam Durkin.

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LARGE COMMISSION INSTALLED

Jan 11, 10

Making an exciting end to a great year, on Dec 30 I completed and installed my largest painting yet – a 6½’ x 8½’ commissioned Angel painting. Thanks to all of the collectors and galleries that have made 2009 such a successful year!

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SMALL STUDIES

Sep 22, 09

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Angel Series
8×8, oil
SOLD

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Italian Villa
8×10, oil
SOLD

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Stormy Day
10×10, oil
SOLD

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THE TRAVELING SIX

Aug 22, 09

Neilson-Vacation

This week ends a 30-day trip to Europe for our family. Read about our adventures on our travel blog, where we have share stories and photos throughout our journey. Back home this weekend, I am anxious to get back in the studio and paint the beautiful images I collected.

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