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Nelson Ruger

Southern California

Nelson grew up along the beaches of southern New Jersey, finding his stomping grounds among Ocean City’s 7th Street and North Street beaches and boardwalks. Loving art from an early age, he dove into a career as a theatrical artist, designing scenery and lighting for stage productions up and down the eastern United States, lending his creative style from tiny one-room shows to huge regional theaters.

After he fulfilled his dream of designing on Broadway when his production of The Wind in the Willows opened at the New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street. With this life goal achieved so young, Nelson began searching for new horizons and artistic possibilities.

Today, on a whole other coast, in sunny LA, you can find most days Nelson full time in the studio at ‘Nelson Makes Art!’
His creative spirit has only been enhanced while basking in the warm, SoCal sun, creating fantasy worlds of titanic waves, perfect palms, fantastic sunsets, calm snowy groves, and auroras of uncompromising beauty. Nelson works in watercolor, acrylic and digital.

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