“A Day in the Life” with Montreal-based Painter Nel Green

Nel Green is a Canadian painter based in Montréal, Quebec. Her works are representations of architectural spaces in which colour and perspective, memory and emotion interplay; creating immersive environments that allow viewers to understand their own perception better. These new spaces exist somewhere between perception and reality, based on real visited spaces or imagined locations that are subsequently altered. Her interests lie in reflecting on contemporary constructions of space through the language of light, people, colour and perspective, exploring how we see spaces and their relation to both themselves and the people who inhabit them.

Nel has exhibited at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and several local independent young artists shows in both Montréal and Toronto.

Nel Green
Painting in progress.
Nel Green
Close up of work on details.
Final painting, “An Evening in Red”
Sketch projecting onto a wood panel canvas.
Painting in progress.
Final painting, “Each Time I Remember”
Nel Green
Paint mixing, each colour used in my paintings is mixed and remixed until I’ve found the perfect shade.
Nel Green
Painting production in my living room.


Which ‘hood are you in?

I currently live in the Plateau Mont-Royal

What do you do?

I am a practising multimedia artist with a focus on painting. I am also currently studying Design at Concordia University.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I am working on a series of paintings relating to the role spaces play in our memory, how they can represent a person, a feeling or a moment in time.

Where can we find your work?

My work can be found on my Instagram, my TikTok, or by emailing me.


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