He works from a dark under painting adding the lightest colors first and moving from the lightest lights to the darkest darks. His unique approach to painting is a result of the passion he brings to his art, and his ability to paint feelings rather than just replicating what he sees. Because Neil lives and is most at home in a wilderness setting of mountains, forests, and wildlife, these scenes comprise many of his images. His love and passion for the beauty and wonder of nature and the outdoors is expressed in paintings that glow with color, light, and vitality. People today are hungry for beauty, and Neil's kinship with this beauty makes him one of the most sought after artists of his day.
It has been my privilege to write about Neil whom I admire both for his ability to paint as a master painter and also for his professionalism, support and friendship over the years. I first met Neil through the Oil Painters of America where we both continue to serve as board members. It was our professional friendship that led me to invite Neil to accompany me on a painting trip though China in the fall of 2006. Our trip together was instrumental in the publication of this book for Neil's work. Now Neil is the Vice President of Oil Painters of American and Master Member. I am proud to call him a "friend".
"...His unique approach to painting is a result of the passion he brings to his art, and his ability to paint feelings rather than just replicating what he sees."
-Zhiwei Tu, OPAM
Past-President of Oil Painters of America
- 10.25"x 14.75" Softcover
- 64 Pages
- 114 color plates
- English & Chinese Text