"California Dreamin'"!!! 

"California Dreamin'" was accepted into the 2014 edition of the American Academy of Equine Art's Fall Showcase which was held in Georgetown, KY! This is California Chrome prior to the Kentucky Derby! 




New photos of 2014 Kentucky Derby Horses Available! 

 "California Chrome"

Winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby!!!


"Into The Light"

Accepted into the 2013 AAEA Fall Showcase!  




Drosselmeyer was accepted into the 2012 Colored Pencil Society's international competition which was held in Covington, KY!

Rickelle was the only Kentucky artist accepted into this show!

"Drosselmeyer" was on exhibit at The Carnegie in

Covington, KY from July 13-August 30, 2012!


"Game Face"

4th Place in the "Art Horse Magazine"

International Equine Art Competition

"Ex Arte Equinus 4"

 Drawing juror, Susan Leyland's comment - "A stunning
portrait which goes beyond. A portrait which captures an instant but
in the instant captures the great character, youth, energy and beauty
of this horse."



Kentucky 2010 Silk Scarf

Limited Edition, 36x36"


   Exclusively designed to represent the eight disciplines of the World Equestrian Games, this scarf was intricately crafted with attention to detail. The paintings by Rickelle Nelson captured the excitement of the equestrian world that came to Kentucky for the 2010 Games.