Neal Cormier

Subjects: Art, drafting, drawing, oil painting

$40/hr

I am a professional artist--draftsman and oil painter for over 25 years. I also have more than 10 years experience tutoring art to young kids, teenagers as well as adults.

I am an artist, writer and philosopher. I do art that concentrates on the metaphysical questions that lie in the realm of dreams, but are mostly to do with reality as waking consciousness, and art as a way to reach this spiritual mental space. Like the expressionists and post-impressionists, the way it all relates to my life and its meaning takes precedence over the aesthetics of realism. Joseph Campbell, mythologist, once said: "Art is the public dream." This is the point of departure for my paintings. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, I went on to study Fine Art at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and have since sold a variety of pieces to clients from around the world. My paintings and drawings have been shown in cafes, bars and galleries in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Paris, and Alençon, France.