Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson’s paintings are a metaphor for a spiritual connection to the natural world: “The subject matter I paint is not a modern Indian, but a people at a period of time when animal spirits were tied to everyday life. These people knew their placement on the great circle of life; they lived close to their grandmother (Earth Mother) and were guided by their grandfather (Sky Father). In our modern world, an inquisitive public is reaching back into the ancient times for a simpler way of life and the basics; the sky, the earth and the open prairie.”

Sadly, Jim Nelson passed away in October of 2022. Click here to view his obituary.

Jim’s work is represented in Arizona by Wilde Meyer Galleries.  Click on any piece to enlarge it.

Day of the Thunder Spirit
Jim Nelson
24" x 18"
acrylic on panel
$1950

Day of the Thunder Spirit Jim Nelson 24" x 18" acrylic on panel $1950

First Daughter of the Buffalo Spirit
Jim Nelson
20" x 16"
acrylic on panel
$1675

First Daughter of the Buffalo Spirit Jim Nelson 20" x 16" acrylic on panel $1675

Dance with the Black Birds
Jim Nelson 
16" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$1675

Dance with the Black Birds Jim Nelson 16" x 20" acrylic on panel $1675

Grandfathers Messenger
Jim Nelson
16" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$1675

Grandfathers Messenger Jim Nelson 16" x 20" acrylic on panel $1675

Hunters Series - Follow the Ravens
Jim Nelson
24" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$3250

Hunters Series - Follow the Ravens Jim Nelson 24" x 30" acrylic on panel $3250

Hunter Series - Wolf
Jim Nelson
24" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$3250

Hunter Series - Wolf Jim Nelson 24" x 30" acrylic on panel $3250

Yellow Hand the Warrior
Jim Nelson
30" x 30"
acrylic on canvas
$4100

Yellow Hand the Warrior Jim Nelson 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas $4100

Bring Many Horses
Jim Nelson
48" x 36"
acrylic on canvas
$7800

Bring Many Horses Jim Nelson 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas $7800

White Bird
Jim Nelson 
24" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$2175

White Bird Jim Nelson 24" x 20" acrylic on panel $2175

Moons Raven
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Moons Raven Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on panel $5935

People of the Buffalo
Jim Nelson
30" x 40"
acrylic on panel
$5935

People of the Buffalo Jim Nelson 30" x 40" acrylic on panel $5935

Captures the Army Coat - "A" Troop 7 Cav
Jim Nelson
30" x 40"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Captures the Army Coat - "A" Troop 7 Cav Jim Nelson 30" x 40" acrylic on panel $5935

Sing the Eagle Song
Jim Nelson
16" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$1675

Sing the Eagle Song Jim Nelson 16" x 20" acrylic on panel $1675

Sisters of the Eagle
Jim Nelson
16" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$1675

Sisters of the Eagle Jim Nelson 16" x 20" acrylic on panel $1675

Horse Hunter
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Horse Hunter Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on panel $5935

Spirit Horse #97
Jim Nelson
14" x 18"
acrylic on panel
$1350

Spirit Horse #97 Jim Nelson 14" x 18" acrylic on panel $1350

Dog
Jim Nelson
18" x 24"
acrylic on panel
$1950

Dog Jim Nelson 18" x 24" acrylic on panel $1950

Yellow Hand
Jim Nelson
24" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$2175

Yellow Hand Jim Nelson 24" x 20" acrylic on panel $2175

When a Dark Moon Covers the Sun
Jim Nelson
24" x 20"
acrylic on panel
$2175

When a Dark Moon Covers the Sun Jim Nelson 24" x 20" acrylic on panel $2175

Thunder Spirit Speaks to Crazy Horse
Jim Nelson
40.5" x 30.5"
acrylic on canvas
$5935

Thunder Spirit Speaks to Crazy Horse Jim Nelson 40.5" x 30.5" acrylic on canvas $5935

Yellow Woman Calls the Buffalo
Jim Nelson
36" x 36"
acrylic on panel
$5850

Yellow Woman Calls the Buffalo Jim Nelson 36" x 36" acrylic on panel $5850

Mid Day Hunter
Jim Nelson
18" x 24"
acrylic on panel
$1950

Mid Day Hunter Jim Nelson 18" x 24" acrylic on panel $1950

Yellow Hands Robe
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Yellow Hands Robe Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on panel $5935

Quilt
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Quilt Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on panel $5935

(untitled)
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on panel
$5935

(untitled) Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on panel $5935

Looks for the Red Pony
Jim Nelson 
30" x 40"
acrylic on panel
$5935

Looks for the Red Pony Jim Nelson 30" x 40" acrylic on panel $5935

He Puts His Stamp On 'Em
Jim Nelson
27" x 48"
acrylic on panel
$5850

He Puts His Stamp On 'Em Jim Nelson 27" x 48" acrylic on panel $5850

Night Watch
Jim Nelson
24" x 36"
acrylic on canvas
$3900

Night Watch Jim Nelson 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas $3900

Red Bird
Jim Nelson
24" x 36"
acrylic on panel
$3900

Red Bird Jim Nelson 24" x 36" acrylic on panel $3900

Eye of the Hunter
Jim Nelson
19" x 24.75"
acrylic on panel
$1950

Eye of the Hunter Jim Nelson 19" x 24.75" acrylic on panel $1950

Elders Wisdom
Jim Nelson
40" x 30"
acrylic on canvas
$5395

Elders Wisdom Jim Nelson 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas $5395

Yellow head Speaks to the Old Woman 
Jim Nelson 
30.5" x 30.5"
acrylic on canvas
$4050

Yellow head Speaks to the Old Woman Jim Nelson 30.5" x 30.5" acrylic on canvas $4050

Black Tail Deer Shaman
Jim Nelson
25" x 21"
acrylic on canvas
$2350

Black Tail Deer Shaman Jim Nelson 25" x 21" acrylic on canvas $2350

Rides the Black
Jim Nelson
18.25" x 24.25"
acrylic on panel
$2100

Rides the Black Jim Nelson 18.25" x 24.25" acrylic on panel $2100