WATER: Californian Idealism by Kenton Nelson

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WATER: Californian Idealism by Kenton Nelson

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A Timeless Vision of California

Celebrated painter Kenton Nelson explores the idealistic California of his childhood dreams in this collection of works involving water. Saturated with color and longing, and balancing shadow and light, Water explores California with a powerful, unusual mix of sunny optimism and noir mystery.

With essays by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and composer/producer Van Dyke Parks.

“Nelson’s paintings are a kick to look at. But like the short stories by Cheever and Fitzgerald, they are not about milk and honey.”— Lynn Cline, The New Mexican

  • Limited Pre-Release Copies Available

  • Signed by the Artist

  • 152 pages

  • Hardcover, 8 x 10 inches

Featuring favorite paintings such as Dockside, Two Seats, Regional Bird, and the Swim Party series, along with recent paintings from the 2018 Water exhibition, this lovely hardcover book will be a nice addition to your collection. With subjects like California backyard swimming pools, beach-goers in red bathing suits, and perfectly striped beach umbrellas, Kenton Nelson's paintings idealize the ordinary.

Published by Prospect Park Books, to be released to the public April 2019

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