I have always loved nature and I have been fascinated with painting and drawing since childhood. For me, the excitement of doing a piece is in the process. There is always some magic that comes out.
The inspiration for his paintings stems from his childhood years on a farm, which verged on the Qu’Appelle Valley near Edgeley, Saskatchewan. This rich habitat held many superb species of wildlife, which stimulated his love for conservation and his inherent artistic abilities. Since then he has travelled from the Yukon to Wyoming, exploring the wilds along the way and studying flora and fauna in its natural state.
A self-taught artist, Neil paints in oils, sometimes working in the open air to catch the essence of the world he loves. The splendour of his work portrays aspects of the natural world in a positive and effective way that reveals a deep understanding of the environment. He hopes his paintings will take viewers beyond the environmental issues and the saving of it, to a more conscious awareness of our ecosystems.
Among other prestigious awards, Neil has twice won Wildlife Artist of the Year in Saskatchewan. His work has also been indirectly involved in
Neil’s paintings have also appeared in many solo and group shows and they are held in both public and private collections throughout North America. He also teaches, lectures, adjudicates and mentors aspiring artists.
He welcomes commissions.
Supporter of Local Artists and Musicians
From time to time, Neil Jones Studio in cooperation with the Burning Hills Cafe and The Southerner Magazine invite musicians to play for the Rockglen music enthusiasts. The intimate settings of these “house” concerts provide a rich and unique experience for musicians and concert-goers alike. Read about the musicians who have appeared as well as those who will soon play in Neil’s studio gallery.