John Randall Nelson is a storyteller. Friendliness, compassion, vulnerability, love and loss make up his narrative. Painted with layers of earthen colors, pours, glazes and evocative shapes including people, animals, objects, symbols and words, Nelson speaks truth on both a personal and universal level. His work represents a natural evolution of his longtime infatuation with the Transavantgarde weaving together messages and imagery that evoke a response in even the most casual viewer.