Ian Nelson Solo Exhibition
Artist Reception: July 8th 1-4:00 pm
Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Ian Nelson. the exhibition will run throughout the month of July. The artist reception will be held July 8th from 1-4:00 pm. Ian is a California native that moved to Maui, Hawaii in 2008 to pursue his passion for ocean sports. His full color underwater images are printed on aluminum. His work has been published in National Geographic and he has exhibited at many galleries. His works feature his travels in Hawaii and Thailand. The subjects include foliage, animals and ocean life.
“Photographing the octopus truly is an art and it is a skill that has taken me years to develop. Octopus are incredibly intelligent, cunning and elusive. To find octopus you must develop the “eye.” Their camouflage is so effective that they can blend the color and texture of their skin with their surroundings. Once you have found an octopus, the fun begins. With some patience and a bit of luck, hopefully, you can witness them hunting, traveling, mating, or simply hiding in a hole.” Ian Nelson
Ian works on a sailboat providing private charters and as a professional photographer. Ian became interested in photography at a young age and took photography class in high school, but it wasn’t until years later that he would pick up the camera and start shooting again. Ian’s love of travel and the ocean have provided him with a diverse subject matter for his fine art photography.
Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the historic cemetery district. Visitors are welcome Monday-Friday 9-4:00 pm and second Sunday from 1-4:00 pm. More details can be found at www.daviscemetery.org