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Iowa’s NOT World Famous Artist Designer

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Disclaimer: This is a shameless plug for my artist brother Keith. He is amazingly talented. But don’t take my word for it. Let these photos speak for themselves.

I highlight the NOT in the title because a recent newspaper article about him opened by stating that he is a self-proclaimed world famous artist. The world famous thing was actually a joke on his part as you can see by his sign below 😉 But hey, if he gets enough publicity, maybe he will become world famous.


I have been into silly little poems as of late. Bear with me here for one more 😉

Nelson may not be world famous

But his talent is second to none.

If you’d like an elephant in your living room.

He’d be happy to paint you one.


Do you own a classic Duesenburg

Or motorcycle that you treasure?

If you have some extra cash to spare

Painting a likeness would be his pleasure.



Or maybe it’s classic Hollywood

That puts a smile upon your face

Dean, Monroe or Presley

In your home you could showcase.


You can look Nelson up on facebook

or find him here or there.

Or if your passing through Polk City, Iowa

Stop and see him on the square.

And to answer the question I always field after showing someone my brother’s art: No, I am not artistically talented. Unless you count doodling. I can doodle with the best of them.

Keith Nelson Arts studio hours (subject to change):

Monday and Tuesday – by appointment or by chance

Wednesday through Friday – 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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