Nelson Boren


  I grew up with an artist mother who knew early on that I needed a space to create. I had my own art shed in the backyard where I was free to explore whatever media struck my fancy at the time. In my late teens I focused almost exclusively on pottery, but continued to sketch and explore different mediums.  Deciding to pursue a degree in architecture, I found a good marriage between my abilities to draw and create and the technical side of my brain. Practicing architecture for fifteen years, I continued to draw and sketch on a daily basis, creating and exploring design, proportion and green technology. I love being an Architect and as a designer found a great outlet for my love of creating. I saw architecture as a chance to design and build “static/inhabitable art”.  Somewhere in the hustle and pressure of managing and owning two architectural firms, I discovered watercolors. In 1990 I sold my architectural firm, bought a small farm in Northern Idaho, loaded the family in our old yellow Suburban and headed north. We dove right into “farm life” and surrounded ourselves with cows, chickens, sheep, two cats and a dog. I remodeled an old tractor barn into an art studio, started painting full time and never looked back. What a great life it has been.   Nelson has been included in numerous private and public collections in the US and abroad including:     Pearce Museum at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas     Western Gallery of Western Art - Buffalo Bill Museum - Cody, Wyoming     Booth Western Art Museum - Cartersville, Georgia     Dallas Cowboys NFL football team collection     Minnesota Vikings NFL football team collection     Steve Forbes Foundation Art Collection     Coca Cola Company     Museum of Nebraska Art     Beef Growers of America Corporate Art Collection  


  • Buffalo Bill Art Show - 1998 - 2014, Cody, Wyoming  
  • Museum of Nebraska Art - Spirit of the Great Plains 1998
  • Whitney Gallery of Western Art at the Buffalo Bill Historic Museum, Cody, Wyoming


Texas Comfort
Sunflowers and Spurs
Sweet Farewell SOLD
Relaxation SOLD
Horse Blanket SOLD
Show Horse SOLD
She Loves Me SOLD