Tamara Nelson

Title: Artist
Company: Tamara Nelson Art Gallery
Location: Newport Beach, California, United States

Tamara Nelson, Artist at the Tamara Nelson Art Gallery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artist for dedication, achievements, and leadership in creating commercial and hospitality artworks.

Ms. Nelson excels at creating art pieces servicing the commercial hospitality industry in addition to private collectors. She conceptualizes directly with hotel designers and design firms to adhere to their individual visions for each interior, creating custom pieces from which they select for guest room art, corridor and lobby art so that it would be specific for each property. Ms. Nelson has worked extensively with the owners of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, producing 5,600 pieces for guestroom art for its rebranding effort. She has created over 2,000 pieces for the Pala Casino Spa and Resort, California, and over 1,500 for the Tropicana Las Vegas.

Ms. Nelson has sold her pieces at the Tamara Nelson Art Gallery with locations in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach since 2015. The Tamara Nelson Art Gallery was awarded Best Gallery in Newport Beach in 2019 and was included in a two-page spread in the coffee table book “Curatorial 2 Leaders in Contemporary Art” published in 2020. In addition, Ms. Nelson’s work has been featured at Newport Beach California’s City Hall Art Exhibition, Sares Regis Seacliff Huntington Beach, Golden Gaming Corporate offices, Tag Gallery Los Angeles, and numerous private and corporate collections. She has additionally been featured in the World of Interiors, GQ, and House and Garden magazines.

Attributing her success to her parents, both also very creative people, for being the main mentors of her life, Ms. Nelson first became interested in art at age six. After initially working as an actress and model, she came into contact with the hospitality industry through her husband, a manufacturer’s representative, and her art came to the attention of successful and famed hotels.

Considering her most notable achievement to be her recognition as a two-time winner of Best Gallery as well as Best Mixed Media Artist in Laguna Beach, Ms. Nelson also cites the 2015 opening of her gallery, which is included in the once per month Art Walk in the Laguna Beach area in which 300 to 450 people come to meet her and talk about their art and their journey with art and through which she is able to meet enthusiasts from around the world. In the coming years, Ms. Nelson hopes to travel more to seek out and expand representation within New York, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She also would like to continue mentoring other emerging artists and to broaden her market globally and is pursuing a community outreach program for the disabled.


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