88-Year-Old Local Artist Debuts a Lifetime of Work

After decades of painting as a hobby, the work of 88-year-old Nelson Marshall is on display in his first ever art show. Nelson was born in Vernal in 1928. He served in the army, married his wife Eleanor Sargent, raised a beautiful family and spent a career as a Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Throughout it all Nelson fostered his love for art and painted in his spare time. When the accumulation of his work was brought to the Uintah County Library for display there was not room enough on the conference room walls to hold it all. 45 of his favorite pieces are now on display at the Uintah County Library through October 1st. Don’t miss your chance to see it all!

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