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Artist Neil Myers


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Biography


The artist Neil Myers was born and raised in Elkin, North Carolina.  As a young boy he learned to draw from his mother who drew in charcoal and painted in acrylic.  He began to show and sell his first paintings in his teens, eventually earning a one man show at a local art gallery.  Neil attended college at Lenoir-Rhyne University, graduating with a bachelors in French with a minor in English.  Neil is a completely self-taught artist.
 
Neil's life and travels led him to study abroad in France in 1996, as well as living in New Zealand between 1999 until 2003.  Neil then relocated back to the United States, living for a half year in New Mexico before finally settling and making his permanent studio in Tucson, Arizona.  
 
Neil's works have been featured in Southwest Art Magazine (three times), Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Tucson Home Magazine, Oro Valley Magazine, and most recently he was a main arts feature in the Arizona Daily Star newspaper.  
 
Neil's work has been influenced by a variety of artists, but mostly by his friend the French Artist Jean-Claude Quilici, as well as Vincent Van Gogh.  Neil has often described his works as "hanging on a line between Quilici and Van Gogh."  
 
Quotes about Neil's work:
 
"This is stunning."  Actress and Singer Rita Wilson, commenting on a Neil Myers painting
 
"Neil's paintings are beautiful!"  Actress Nia Vardalos, Star of the Big Fat Greek Wedding movies
 
"With a Fauvist's brilliant sense of color, Myers reinterprets the Southwest with a more European sensibility."  Writer, Mark Mussari
 
"For the number of years that I have known the work of Neil Myers, I have been able to notice the evolution of his painting, in particular, his paintings of the West.  I find in his search to paint the mountains an affiliation with the landscapes of [...]

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