Last Round

So many moments pass without us stopping to cherish the exquisite romance of simply spending time together in this busy world. This is one of the few paintings of our domestic life that’s not an homage to something from within my own home. “Last Round” is another case of me getting stopped in my tracks by a gorgeous composition in my head that probably appeared quite different to the naked eyes of others around me—this time, at the Presidio Bowl here in San Francisco. My husband and I playing with those gorgeous blue and pink pearlized bowling balls, catching the dim light just so. I was so taken by the image, I ran straight to find the manager, showed him my work on my phone, and asked him if I could borrow all the gear I needed for an accurate painting.

Giclee on Canvas, 2015

Amy Nelder (b. 1971 in San Francisco) paints “Pop Trompe L’oeil” canvases. Employing exquisite realism, she infuses au courant imagery to celebrate domestic moments or to convey messages of contemporary socio-political import. Nelder studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Early in her career, she was the Forensic Artist for the San Francisco Police Department and the Medical Examiner’s Office. She has shown at the de Young Museum; Walt Disney Museum; Uffizi Galleries, Florence, Italy; Chloe Gallery; and Blue Line Arts. Media coverage includes a de Young Museum film and press in the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Art Business News. Her work is in numerous national and international collections and commissioned murals are on display in San Francisco municipal buildings.