Nelly Drell
Figural painting Portrait Nature painting Still-life City views Abstract Drawings
Artist Statement



I desire to communicate universally, to capture the beauty of life's simplest moments and through that develop a visual dialogue between my art and audience. I want to express both the suffering and joy that surrounds all people to create emotionally powerful paintings which reflect the present but are influenced by what came before me. They are meant to evoke emotion by representing  matters of the soul. Each painting tells a story and explores it, is shaped and influenced by the events surrounding my life. The nude is common motif in my paintings, because I paint visual stories of people. I try to see past the flesh and bone and discover what resides within them, and bring the hidden thoughts of an individual to the surface of the canvas. I couldn't live without painting and because of that I paint with all of my soul.




Nelly Drell