Paintings as untamed as the landscape they portray
From his remote studio near the coast of Northumberland, Neil Nelson produces large, brooding landscape and seascape paintings. Moving between realism and abstraction, they offer a glimpse of a powerful and timeless prospect; vast panoramic expanses, dark chasms, distant pools of light, icy wastelands, raging seas and brewing storms - Neil depicts a world forged by time and the elemental forces of nature.
The paintings display a raw and instinctive approach, in some ways as untamed and energetic as the natural world they portray. Formed by gouging, scraping, slicing, erasing and rebuilding, they are a vehicle through which Neil explores not only the physical characteristics of the land and sea, but the abundant and tactile properties of oil paint.