Meet the 2021

 Washington State Duck Stamp Competition Winner and Washington Waterfowl Association's Artist of the Year:

Denise D. Nelson of Sherrills Ford, NC is a traditional oil painter working in the time-honored techniques of classical realism. Ms. Nelson earned a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Nelson’s career as a professional artist spans over thirty years including gallery and publisher representation, participation in juried exhibits, duck stamp and wildlife art competition, and extensive private and corporate commission work. Ms. Nelson has worked with wildlife conservation organizations including NC Ducks Unlimited, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, SC Department of Natural Resources, SC Quail Unlimited, and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia. Corporate commissions include NC Ducks Unlimited Sponsor prints, and limited-edition wine labels and artwork created exclusively for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.




Denise Nelson