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I learnt to paint in my late teens due to nefarious reasons, perhaps inspired by the tv show Lovejoy or the movie How to Steal a Million. Due to the constraints or deterrents of civility and or the law I gave up painting for nearly 20 plus years.

In the past few years as a photographer I created several unattributed paintings for licensing through stock image libraries. Those paintings have been sold to over 30000 businesses and individuals under licence and as such have been produced into homewares such as giclee prints worldwide.

Under the insistence of my wife I produced an artwork recently for an art prize with a theme relating to same sex marriage and since have been obsessed with learning and trying to conquer a new medium of acrylic paints.

Most notably I have been selected as a finalist for Australia’s most prestigious art prize the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

I am currently illustrating a children’s picture book titled Mars in the Outback #marsintheoutback which deals with discrimination and bullying and other issues related through a domestic blue budgie trying to join a wild flock of budgies.

In 2019 I will be painting a series of self portrait of an expressive surreal nature for exhibition. I will also be painting realist portraits of identities.
As an emerging fine artist I represent a great opportunity for collection.

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Education

The Academy of BS

Exhibitions

2017 Obi art prize
2017 Queensland regional art prize
2017 semi finals Doug Moran art prize
2018 Morris Art Prize
2018 Finals Doug Moran Art Prize

Press

https://obiartprize.com/respect-relationship-happiness-by-andrew-neilan/
https://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/lynn-savery-wins-2o18-doug-moran-national-portrait-prize/andrew-neilan-what/
http://www.moranprizes.com.au/competition/2018-doug-moran-national-portrait-prize/finalists
https://bluethumb.com.au/blog/artists/romance-awareness-month-complicated-love/attachment/rsz_respect-relationship-happiness-andrew-neilan-bluethumb-art-5218/
https://bluethumb.com.au/blog/interviews/bluethumb-finalists-in-the-doug-moran/

Influences

George Gittoes , Ben Quilty , Ahn Doh , Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan

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