Though Robert Lyn Nelson is truly considered a “Modern Day Master” in many styles, he is most widely known for his work he created in 1979, his landmark paintings “Two Worlds.” This Iconic Art piece helped form and launch today’s Modern Marine Art Movement. His vision of life above and below the ocean’s surface set in motion a successful and widely adopted genres of contemporary Art and has become a powerful symbol for one of the most compassionate efforts of our time, the struggle to preserve life of the sea. From his love of the sea came wonderful whales and dolphins, which earned him an international reputation. He was the first fine artist to focus on marine life.
Mr. Nelson’s Collectors include PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE, ROBERT KENNEDY JR., CLINT EASTWOOD, MARLON BRANDO, JACQUES COUSTEAU, JAMES CAMERON (AVATAR), PALOMA PICASSO, LEONARD NIMOY, DAVID ROBINSON (San Antonio Spurs), JACK NICKLAS, ROBERT WAGNER, BRIAN WILSON, and many more!!!
Nelson says, "My aim is to cause a reaction in the viewer when they look at my work. I want them to have an emotional response that comes close to the way I feel when I'm actually painting. I'm not satisfied just being a painter. I want to say something about the world, something about our environment. I'm trying to make people aware of this world that is quickly disappearing before we know what was here."
Robert Lyn Nelson is an avid conservationist with memberships in The Cousteau Society, Pacific Whale Foundation, Greenpeace, The National Audubon Society and the National Geographic Society. Several of his works have been created specifically for these organizations. His paintings are found in many well-known private and corporate collections, as well as have been displayed in the Smithsonian Institution and the New York Museum of Natural History.