The husband-wife artist team of Victoria and Peter Nelson will show their work through Aug. 27 at Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland.

Both are self-taught artists, and both were entrenched in successful corporate careers before pursuing their art full time.

The show is titled “At the Water’s Edge.”

The Nelsons split their time between Arizona and Maine. In Arizona, they live in a straw bale house inside the Coconino National Forest in Sedona. In Maine, they live on Monhegan Island.

Peter Nelson grew up in New England and moved to Arizona in 1980 to attend engineering school and begin a career in the aerospace industry. He came to Monhegan for the first time in 1995, and has returned to paint every year since. His painting “Low Tide, Sunset” is published in Carl Little’s book “The Art of Monhegan Island.”

Victoria Nelson’s work is included in the book “A Century of Women Artists on Monhegan Island” by Emily Grey.

Call ahead for gallery hours, or to make an appointment: 712-9499.


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