He attends, on a regular basis, urban sketchers meetings in Portugal and also in Spain. He was the Portuguese correspondent in the 5th USK Symposium in Paraty, Brazil. He has recently been invited to talk to students about his sketching experience and to be an instructor for drawing workshops in Lisbon; has participated in individual and group drawing exhibitions since 2013, and was one of co-authors of the Lisbon by Urbansktechers book, published in 2015.
He is a volunteer since December 2014 at Monsanto prison in Lisbon, giving regular drawing sessions to a small group of prisoners.
Nelson´s drawings can be seen at: http://nelsonpaciencia.blogspot.pt/
Lecture 8: Drawings Inside a Prison