...Neale is that rare painter who is as adept at realism as she is at abstraction. Her oil paintings are evocations of real and imagined landscapes and portals to other worlds...
Color, Texture, and Form
Color, texture, and form play in my work whether with dyes on silk or the
thicker impasto of oil mixed with beeswax. It is the surface quality and what
lies below that surface which excites me in my canvas painting work. I am
exploring dualities: in/out, dark/light, earth/air, shiny/scarified. My shapes
are simplified…a simple shape can say more to me than a detailed form
if it is allowed to move with a vibrating energy — a breath.