James Neill - Fine Artist

James Neill

Ozark, Missouri - United States








James Neill

Ozark, Missouri - United States

James Neill - Fine Artist

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February 25th, 2011







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About James Neill

I started wood carving when I was 8 years old with my dad, after taking a family vacation to Cape Cod.
The folk art and americana carving I saw there inspired me because they were lively and
expressive and primitive. I carved thru college ending up with a degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University.
I then pursued a career in advertising for 22 years, but each Christmas I carved a Santa Claus featuring
my kids and our dogs in Santa's toy bag.

Now, in my fifties, I am back at doing what I love, woodcarving. I use traditional woodcarving tools to
create each work. It starts with a block of wood, usually pine, because I love the character the knot
holes give my work. Sometimes, just a knot in the wood can inspire me to do a particular subject.
I love folk art because of its imperfections. It is these imperfections in art, life, or nature that make
life interesting and humorous. I try to express this with my tools, the wood, and my paints to create
bold vibrant colors, vivid texture, and joyful feelings.

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Giant Abraham Lincoln by James Neill


Whale Hunting by James Neill


Large Eagle by James Neill


Cat by James Neill



Hi-oh Silver Away by James Neill


Worm Party by James Neill


Katricia and the Cardinal by James Neill


Iwo Jima by James Neill


Lincoln 3 Cent Stamp by James Neill


Norse-American Centennial Stamp by James Neill


Chicken and Chicken Little by James Neill


The Three Singing Angels by James Neill


Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration by James Neill


George Washington and the 13 Stars by James Neill


Watermelon with Black Checkerboard by James Neill


Partridge in a Pear Tree by James Neill


Moby Dick by James Neill


Abraham Lincoln by James Neill


Jonah by James Neill


Lady with the Blue Dress on by James Neill


Catherine the Mermaid by James Neill


Star Mermaid by James Neill


One Tin Soldier by James Neill


Golden Eagle by James Neill

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