A Yorkshire Based Artist
From landscapes and agricultural scenes to wildlife and pet portraits, Neil’s work covers a diverse range of subject matter. This portfolio of stunning imagery is intended to give you an overview of the artists style and ability.
Closer To Home is my working title for this year’s exhibition. It will be held in Selby Town Hall on Saturday, 4th and Sunday, 5th of November 2017. This will be my last town hall exhibition for the time being. Maybe a few years down the line I may hold another. In the future I will be concentrating on private commissions and gallery work.
As for this year’s exhibition, my son Jordan will be including some of his ink drawings. Jordan is currently employed as a scenic artist in New York, so you may see a few city scenes included. You can see a selection of his work on his website and his Instagram.
As for myself, this year’s work has progressed apace. I have been drawn to areas around North Duffield and Skipwith, where I spent most of my childhood. These places are very dear to me and from an early age they shaped and moulded my love of landscapes. All of my work on show will be in oil, and all for sale.
If you are not already on my mailing list and would like to attend the preview evening on Friday, 3rd November, please send me a message or drop me a line for a postal invitation.
I look forward to meeting you over the exhibition weekend.
Neil Spilman was born in the village of Hemingbrough in Yorkshire in 1951. Entirely self taught, Neil discovered a natural ability for painting and drawing from an early age. After leaving school Neil went to work as a Shipwright/Loftsman, painting in his spare time. Ten years later in 1977 he left the shipyard to start his dream of becoming a full time artist, initially working mainly on portraits later branching into Landscape and Wildlife in which he was able to develop his love for detail combined with the impression of strong light on the scenery.
Having been featured on Yorkshire Television in 1982 and later holding over 10 exhibition organised by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, his work has been in great demand at home and abroad. His great love of wildlife led Neil on several trips to Kenya and Tanzania to visit the game reserves resulting in several successful one man shows of African Wildlife. Neil has work in private collections throughout the world.
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