Since 1970 Craig Nelson has been exhibiting worldwide. His passion for his subjects relates directly to his brush work, creating mood and emotion. His illustration career includes the film and recording industry. He has won several medals, gold and silver, and countless awards of excellence. Craig has been teaching drawing and painting since 1974, at Art Center College of Design for 16 years, and 30 years as the Executive Director of Fine Art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Craig continues to conduct informative and exciting plein-air and figurative workshops, both locally and in Europe.