Walk With Me, pastel, 10x20 © Nelia Harper
Walk With Me

On display at Western Colorado Center for the Arts for the Pastel Society of Colorado Members Show, Dreaming in Color from May 15 – June 22, 2019

To purchase, please contact the Art Center at 970-243-7337.

Pastel

10×20

$850.00 Add to cart
Reflections of You, 16x20, oil on canvas board, © Nelia Harper
Reflections of You

oil on linen panel

16×20

$875.00 Add to cart
River's Song, 11x14 oil on linen panel, © Nelia Harper
River’s Song

oil on linen panel

11×14

$450.00 Add to cart
Turning, 6x8, oil on linen panel, © Nelia Harper
Turning

oil on linen panel, 6×8

$195.00 Add to cart
Autumn Wonder, 7x17, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Autumn Wonder

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858.

Painted en plein air for Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air Event

oil on linen panel

7×16

$385.00 Add to cart
Step Back in Time, 16x20, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Step Back in Time at the Avery House

Painted for the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour to support Poudre Landmarks Foundation

16×20, oil on linen

framed

$875.00 Add to cart
Road to Horsetooth, 6x8, oil on linen panel, Turning, 6x8, oil on linen panel, © Nelia Harper
Road to Horsetooth

oil on linen panel, 6×8

$195.00 Add to cart
Greener Pastures, oil on panel, 9x12, © Nelia Harper
Greener Pastures

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858.

painted en plein air

oil on panel

9×12

$425.00 Add to cart
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Along the Yampa, 8x10, oil on canvas panel
Along the Yampa River

Now available at auction on dailypaintworks.com  (you will be re-directed to their website to bid).

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In Your Embrace, oil on canvas, 36x48
In Your Embrace

This painting is based on a plein air painting made along the Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO.  As I painted this piece, I thought about the strength of river, the tree and the power of love.

On display in the Denver Capitol Building June-September, 2018.

Oil on gallery wrap canvas 1 5/8″

36×48

$3,600.00 Add to cart
Winter Morn, 6x9, oil on board, © Nelia Harper
Winter Morn

painted en plein air

oil on  board

unframed

$135.00 Add to cart
Green Ice, oil on linen panel, 5x7, © Nelia Harper
Green Ice

oil on linen panel

5×7

$125.00 Add to cart
Fresh Snow, 10x10, oil on panel, © Nelia Harper
Fresh Snow

oil on panel

10×10

unframed

$100.00 Add to cart
First Tracks, oil on linen panel, 9x9, © Nelia Harper
First Tracks

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858.

painted en plein air

oil on linen panel

9×9

$325.00 Add to cart
Cattail Chaos, 8x10, oil on aluminum panel, © Nelia Harper
Cattail Chaos

painted en plein air

oil on aluminum panel

8×10

$250.00 Add to cart
Lavender Sky, pastel, 11x15 © Nelia Harper
Lavender Sky

Pastel, 11×15

unframed

$480.00 Add to cart
"Aspen Meadow", 11x15, Pastel, © Nelia Harper
Aspen Meadow

As I was walking through this meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park, there was a light mist in the air from an early morning rain. Sun filtered through the spring leaves and bounced off the grass and mist, creating a soft glow. What a treasure. I often think back to that day, the light filtering through the aspens and the lightness I felt at seeing such beauty.

Painted from memory and imagination.

11×15

pastel

unframed

$550.00 Add to cart
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Devil's Playground, 8x10, pastel, © Nelia Harper
Devil’s Backbone

Painted at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space park in Loveland, CO.

8×10, pastel

plein air

framed

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Breathing Space, 9x12 oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Breathing Space

Painted en plein air at Bobcat Ridge Open Space.

Fort Collins, CO

oil, 9×12

plein air study

unframed

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Autumn Surge, 11x14, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Autumn Surge

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858

Painted en plein air along the Yampa river during the Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air event.

Steamboat Springs, CO

oil, 11×14

plein air 

unframed

$300.00 Add to cart
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Schoolhouse, oil, 8x16, © Nelia Harper
Schoolhouse

Perched on top of the rise, this old schoolhouse looks out over the tranquil Yampa River valley and Sleeping Indian Mountain.  As I painted this scene during the Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air Event, clouds rolled across the valley and I imagined what how it felt to walk to school during the winter months when the land was being settled.

plein air

oil on canvas panel, 8×16

Steamboat Springs, CO

unframed

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Golden Days, 8x10, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Golden Days

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858.

Painted en plein air at Rocky Mountain National Park

8×10

unframed

$185.00 Add to cart
"Rabbitbush" pastel, 16x20, © Nelia Harper
Rabbitbush

While doing some plein air painting on a brisk January day, I came across this gigantic rabbitbush.   It still had several of its colorful blooms. Startled by the sheer size of the bush and enthralled by the sky and frozen pond, I knew this would be my next painting.

I hoped to convey the drama of Colorado’s winter sky.  Will the storm blow in or move on?  I also wanted to create a sense of texture and the feeling of windswept space.  By creating such a large bush, I hoped to instill a feeling of the size and magnitude.  How old is this bush?  What has it seen?  How long will it remain?

studio

16×20, pastel

framed

$720.00 Add to cart
"Bobcat Oasis", Oil on Canvas Panel, 12x16, © Nelia Harper
Bobcat Oasis

How many times have I pulled on my backpack and headed for a nearby park to hike, think, look and ponder?   Whether I have a lot on my mind, or I just feel the need to get out into nature, Bobcat Ridge Open Space is a ‘go-to’ spot. There, I am free to wander, wonder and ease back into myself.

As I painted this cottonwood against the backdrop of the hogback, I thought of napping under the tree or having a picnic lunch.  I reflected on the number of hikes I have taken through this park, and how it has become an oasis for my spirit, as well as an opportunity to connect with nature and myself.

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858

oil on panel, 12×16

plein air

unframed

en plein air

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"Tributary", Oil on Canvas Panel, 16x12, © Nelia Harper
Tributary

I have driven by this area countless times and never knew a gem was hidden away.  We started the day at the break of dawn.  From camp, we drove a short distance from our campsite, and hiked out to see what we could see.  Following what I later learned were skunk track, I fell in love with this picturesque spot.

The sun was just coming up over the cliffs and began to filter through the trees. I listened to the hum and throb of the water, and watched the light shift and change, as I painted a perfect summer day.

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858

Painted en plein air

oil on canvas panel, 16×12

plein air

unframed

$625.00 Add to cart