wnelsonart@gmail.com WINONA NELSON artist & illustrator
Artist/writer Winona Nelson was born in 1983 and grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She has drawn all her life and began painting digitally as a teenager. She studied classical realism and art for the entertainment industry at the Safehouse Atelier in San Francisco. Her fine art often focuses on the stories and history of her tribe, the Ojibwe of Minnesota, and on the experiences of women and minorities. She now freelances fulltime, working in illustration, concept art, comics, fine art, and worldbuilding/IP development. Clients include Marvel Studios, Naughty Dog, and Wizards of the Coast. She teaches concept art and illustration for SmArt School. Past publications include Women of Wonder, Spectrum 17, Spectrum 18, Spectrum 19, Spectrum 20, Gorilla Artbook, Exotique 2, and Exotique 4. Winona has participated in gallery exhibitions in Connecticut, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City. She lives in Pennsylvania with artist beau Anthony Palumbo and their gentleman cats, Diego and Tod.
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