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Neil is a painter and sculptor, his mediums are oil paint, clay and the occasional high quality drawing. His most common subject is the human figure with a particular fascination for the face and its expressions. His work is realistic without being photographic.
Neil finally undertook a BA Fine Art and Visual Culture with Curtin University completed in February 2017. His previous studies with National Art School, Julian Ashton, TAFE, East Sydney College give him a well rounded arts education. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and has been a member of NAVA.
An arts author Neil has both published in magazines and is the author of the novel "Henry Irving and Jules Bastien-Lepage".
He consistently enters the Australian and International art awards , he has won an award at the Royal Art Show as a still life painter (despite not really considering himself as such).

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Education

TAFE Drawing
East Sydney College Portraiture and Life Drawing
National Art School Painting
Julian Ashton Art School Drawing
Cyrtin University Bachelor Fine Art and Visual Culture

Exhibitions

2005 New Symbolist Exhibition, TAP Gallery
2006 New Symbolist International Exhibition, TAP Gallery
2007 Coastal Exhibition, Solo, Tyes Hill Gallery
2011 French nfluences, TAP Gallery
2013 Green House Exhibition, Sydney Botanical Gardens
2015 Hunters Hill Art Awards selected for exhibition
2015 Figurativa 15 semi-finalist Barcelona, Spain
2016 Hunters Hill Art Awards selected for exhibition

Press

Michael Kirby Portrait www.dailytelegraph.com.au/.../arts/.../7d5443be5844a4f59bb1d6e29e0f1418
International Artist Magazine... article... Learning from Copying

Influences

Too many to mention but Dino Valls, Didier Pacquinon, Nicolas Martin, George Clausen, Jules Bastien-Lepage and Tom Roberts are the most obvious. The Naturalist inclination is quite strong, presenting more than just the bland surface image.

30cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Drawings
$350
120cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$4,140
120cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,800
120cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,800
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