“My work is a reflection of the landscape I live in. It is not a portrait of a specific place, but rather an attempt to evoke a sense of place and a way of life in a rural environment.”
Davi Nelson was involved in ranching and raising cattle for many years. The isolation of the location and its profound sense of space remain the focus of her paintings.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in such diverse venues as:
China: “Out West, The Great American Landscape”
Ireland: “The American West, A 21st Century Retrospective”
USA: The Museum of the Rockies, “Contemporary Montana Artists”
The Nicolaysen Museum, “Postcards of the Wild West”
The C. M. Russell Museum, “Masters in Miniature”
The Paris Gibson Square Museum, “Vistas”
The Holter Museum, “Montana Landscape, The Eye of the Beholder”
Davi’s work is found in numerous private and corporate collections, including those of the University of Montana Law and Pharmacy Schools, and Nancy Matthews (curator of Out West), and Ovando rancher Land Lindburg.