About Us

Artwestimage.com is a family managed and maintained adventure photography group headed by proprietor/contributor, Greg Nelson, of Whitefish, Montana. After a 25 year career as a high school teacher and coach in Montana, Mr. Nelson relocated to Las Vegas in 2004.  Most recently, Mr. Nelson returned to the Big Sky State, to continue work in high school and college administration.

 
Born and raised in Montana's Gallatin Valley, Mr. Nelson enjoys sports, hiking, camping, fishing and photography. Collectively, he has spent nearly three years of his life exploring the backcountry wilds of Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. His adventures have included climbing in Montana's Beartooth Wilderness, spending two mid-winter weeks (including sleeping in a snow cave) in Yellowstone National Park and navigating America's longest slot canyon in northern Arizona. 

Mr. Nelson specializes in the exploration of ancient Native American subcultures of the Southwest. See his feature image releases of the cliff dwellings and petroglyph/pictograph artwork of the Anasazi, Ute, Navajo, Hopi, Fremont and Paiute tribes of the Four Corners region. He is passionate about the future of these fragile areas, wanting them to remain pristine in their natural state, protected from the deprivations of time and human influence.

Other principal contributing partners for Artwestimage.com are:
 
John Nelson, a native Montanan, is retired from a long career with a worldwide logistics company on the Rocky Mountain Front and currently lives 60 miles north of Yellowstone Park. He now manages his own web hosting company, Michel Industries, and volunteers his time as a tax-preparer for HRDC. Nelson specializes in wildlife photography, principally in grizzly habitat. An avid motorcyclist, he tours the West seeking quirky adventures and anomalous digital video and still-image perspectives.
 
Joan Parks is retired from a teaching career in Wyoming, Montana and Nevada. She recently moved to the quiet and cordial community of Thermopolis, Wyoming, where she works for the Department of Health. Her spare time is spent enjoying a menagerie of pets and capturing the beauty of nature in still images of landscapes, flowers, plants and animals.
 
Nicole Nelson is a marketing professional in South Jordan, Utah. Nicole is an avid outdoorswoman, who keeps in shape by playing club volleyball and running road races, which has included several marathons. She enjoys nature photography and packs her gear on trips to sporting activities in locales throughout the West.
 
Feel free to browse our site and purchase images using your debit or credit card via Paypal's secure payment site. See our FAQ link for information about our quick and easy ordering/image download process. Copyright-free digital images start at $1.00. Photographers interested in contributing to our site are encouraged to contact us via the site!
     
    Artwestimage.com Expedition Chronology Start Date End Date
    Bryce Canyon, Utah I 6/24/2004 6/27/2004
    Grand Canyon - North Rim 7/2/2004 7/6/2004
    Zion Canyon, Utah I 11/12/2004 11/14/2004
    Valley of Fire, Nevada I 2/5/2005 2/6/2005
    Mesa Verde, Colorado I 3/19/2005 3/26/2005
    Mt Wheeler Ascent/Great Basin NP 6/30/2005 7/4/2005
    Zion Canyon, Utah II 8/19/2005 8/21/2005
    Fremont Indian State Park, Utah 10/24/2005 10/27/2005
    Grand Canyon - South Rim I 12/26/2005 12/30/2005
    Arizona Loop - Grand Canyon II Flagstaff/Prescott 4/14/2006 4/21/2006
    Death Valley NP, California 5/26/2006 5/29/2006
    Keet Seel/Betatakin Ruins, Arizona 6/30/2006 7/4/2006
    Cathedral Gorge, Nevada 4/20/2007 4/22/2007
    Mesa Verde II/Ute Mountain Tribal Park 6/30/2007 7/7/2007
    Yellowstone NP, Wyoming I 8/25/2007 8/30/2007
    Reno Air Show, Nevada 9/13/2007 9/16/2007
    Oregon Coast 9/19/2007 9/24/2007
    Portland, Oregon 9/25/2007 9/26/2007
    Antelope Canyon, Arizona 11/22/2007 11/23/2007
    The Wave, Coyote Buttes, Arizona 11/24/2007 11/25/2007
    Havasu Falls/Supai, Arizona 12/25/2007 12/29/2007
    Paria Narrows/Buckskin Gulch, Bryce Canyon, Utah 6/4/2008 6/9/2008
    Sloan Canyon, Nevada 1/30/2010
    Paranaget Man, Alamo, Nevada 3/12/2010 3/14/2010
    Brownstone Canyon, Nevada 5/28/2011
    Kohta Circus, Gold Butte, Nevada 10/28/2011 10/30/2011
    Lake Powell I, Wahweep to Oak Creek 2/4/2012 2/10/2012
    Valley of Fire, Nevada II 2/11/2012 2/12/2012
    Southern Arizona/New Mexico/Gila NP Loop 4/7/2012 4/13/2012
    Lake Tahoe, California/Virginia City, Nevada 3/23/2013 3/28/2013
    Tour Europe, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland
    5/3/2013 6/7/2013
    Oregon Coast II/California Coast Loop 9/21/2013 9/28/2013
    Skywalk, West Grand Canyon 11/29/2013
    Whitefish, Montana 1/11/2014 1/18/2014
    Bryce Canyon, Utah III 4/4/2014
    Lake Powell II/Nat Bridges NM/Monument Valley III 4/5/2014 4/15/2014
    Yellowstone NP, Wyoming II 7/11/2014 7/19/2014
    Nine Mile Canyon, Utah 5/28/2017 5/30/2017
    Nanuki, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, Africa
    6/5/2017 6/23/2017
    Dinwoody Petroglyphs, Legend Rock, Wyoming 3/26/2018 3/30/2018
    Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, Utah 5/26/2018
    Arches National Park, Utah 5/26/2018 5/28/2018
    Newspaper Rock, Indian Creek, Utah 5/27/2018
    Canyonlands National Park, Utah 5/27/2018 5/28/2018
    Mirror Lake Basin, Uinta Mtns, Utah 6/23/2018
    Cecret Lake, Wasatch Mtns, Utah 7/22/2018
    Fall Color Expedition, Wasatch Range, Utah 9/29/2018 10/6/2018
     
     

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