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James Neill - Fine Artist

James Neill

Ozark, Missouri - United States

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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...more
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
 

Giant Abraham Lincoln by James Neill

Whale Hunting by James Neill
 

Whale Hunting by James Neill

Large Eagle by James Neill
 

Large Eagle by James Neill

Cat by James Neill
 

Cat by James Neill

Cat

Hi-oh Silver Away by James Neill
 

Hi-oh Silver Away by James Neill

Worm Party by James Neill
 

Worm Party by James Neill

Katricia and the Cardinal by James Neill
 

Katricia and the Cardinal by James Neill

Iwo Jima by James Neill
 

Iwo Jima by James Neill

Lincoln 3 Cent Stamp by James Neill
 

Lincoln 3 Cent Stamp by James Neill

Norse-American Centennial Stamp by James Neill
 

Norse-American Centennial Stamp by James Neill

Chicken and Chicken Little by James Neill
 

Chicken and Chicken Little by James Neill

The Three Singing Angels  by James Neill
 

The Three Singing Angels by James Neill

Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration by James Neill
 

Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration by James Neill

George Washington and the 13 Stars by James Neill
 

George Washington and the 13 Stars by James Neill

Watermelon with Black Checkerboard by James Neill
 

Watermelon with Black Checkerboard by James Neill

Partridge in a Pear Tree by James Neill
 

Partridge in a Pear Tree by James Neill

Moby Dick by James Neill
 

Moby Dick by James Neill

Abraham Lincoln by James Neill
 

Abraham Lincoln by James Neill

Jonah by James Neill
 

Jonah by James Neill

Lady with the Blue Dress on by James Neill
 

Lady with the Blue Dress on by James Neill

Catherine the Mermaid by James Neill
 

Catherine the Mermaid by James Neill

Star Mermaid by James Neill
 

Star Mermaid by James Neill

One Tin Soldier by James Neill
 

One Tin Soldier by James Neill

Golden Eagle by James Neill
 

Golden Eagle by James Neill

Birds and Blossoms by James Neill
 

Birds and Blossoms by James Neill

Black Schimmel by James Neill
 

Black Schimmel by James Neill

George Washington by James Neill
 

George Washington by James Neill

Harpooning the Whale by James Neill
 

Harpooning the Whale by James Neill

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