This is Life Series: For Angie

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold, Splatter

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.

This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Framed by me in a painted white Tassie oak floating frame.

Acrylic Paint on stretched canvas, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

SOLD

This is Life Series: Contentment

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold, Splatter

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.

This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Framed by me in a painted white Tassie oak floating frame.

Acrylic Paint on stretched canvas, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

Acrylic On Canvas
74.3x 74.7 cm canvas
77.1. x 77.6 cm with floating frame

$1150

SOLD

Berowra Creek

Acrylic Painting, Originals For Sale, Realistic

The lockdowns caused by COVID caused so many problems, but also gave us many gifts. One of the gifts it gave us was time. Suddenly we had time; time to spend without family, time to explore our local area in a way we haven’t before. What a gift. 
I will remember this spot well, not only for the beauty and the peace, but also for the joy it brought us. My sons are adventurous and love to scramble and climb over all the rocks, no matter how slippery…well you can guess what happened this one time. A very soggy boy for the last hour of the hike, but what a place to fall in.

Acrylic on canvas
76 x 102cm


$2900

Simply Complicated: Discoveries While Walking

Acrylic Painting, Floral, Impressionism, Originals For Sale, Realistic

Simply Complicated

Life seems so simple

Yet the juggle is so complicated

But what matters is so simple?

I was painting this while juggling all that life’s throws at me and was struck by art imitating life. I thought when I started this painting, at first glance it was much simpler than my usual flower and yet the more I painted the more complexity I discovered!! What beauty in the simplest things we find.

How amazing is this little discovery? But the more you look at it the more you discover it’s extraordinary complexity.

61 x 61cm

Signed on the front.

$1150

Purchase through Bluethumb

Abstract Self

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Originals For Sale, Splatter

I occasionally need to throw paint on the canvas to deal with the highs and lows of life and being an artist.  
It is so interesting how one day, as an artist, I can feel on top of the world: the world is my oyster, then on other days, I can be crippled with not feeling good enough. 
It is such a dangerous game, when you rely on people liking and buying your art to survive, but I have realised if I focus on that: on trying to please others, trying to get it right all the time, trying to be what others want or need me to be, then the highs and the lows are far greater. Where as if I focus on creating what is in me to create, if I just tell me story through art it is much better for me and I create better art in the end, even if it is a super wacky mix. 
So this is me at the moment…splattered, all over the place, messy; full of highs and lows, full of blessings and speed humps, feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all, but always trying to look towards faith and hope. 
A colourful, messy, mixed up, abstract me. 
This painting is on a flat piece of canvas and will require stretching. 
The image size is approximately 1 x 1.6m 
Canvas size is approximately 1.175 x 179 metres

For sale through Bluethumb

https://bluethumb.com.au/kim-neil/Artwork/abstract-self

Discoveries While Walking: Crabapple

Acrylic Painting, Floral, Impressionism, Originals For Sale, Realistic

On the way up the hill, the council planted the most beautiful crabapple trees. When they loose their leaves, they aren’t much to look at, but in spring, there is nothing like them, they are absolutely packed with the most stunning flowers. The colour is so vibrant that no matter what I do, I cant seem to match the intensity of the pink! What a wonder the crabapple is, and such a gift to all who take the time to look at it.

61 x 61cm

Signed on the front.

$1150

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Discoveries While Walking: Flannel Flower

Acrylic Painting, Floral, Impressionism, Originals For Sale, Realistic

I love the Australian bush. I am aware of what a privilege it is to be surrounded by the bush where we live. What it does for me is that it grounds me, when I am anxious or feeling hopeless, it reminds me of God, it reminds me that there are bigger things than the things I am going through. 
One of my favourite things to do in the bush is find wildflowers. I am so fascinated by the contrast between the dry bushland and these beautiful random flowers that come up everywhere. Randomly these shockingly beautiful, intricate and unique flowers spring up.  
How easy is it for us to walk through life with our mind elsewhere and not notice the beauty and the gifts we are surrounded by. 
These visually rich flowers are such a good reminder to me, to get out of my head, all the things that need to be done, the worries that come over and to pause, to appreciate the little things that give life unexpected pleasure

61 x 61cm

Signed on the front.

$1150

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Monarch’s of Hope

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Originals For Sale, Splatter

This is a part of my splatter paint series. 
Painting these is pure joy: I literally throw pain on the canvas and then paint what the painting shows me. 
Framed by me in a painted white Tassie oak floating frame.

Acrylic On Canvas
74.3x 74.7 cm canvas
77.1. x 77.6 cm with floating frame

$1150

Berowra Creek Limited Edition Print

Limited Edition Print, Realistic

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

The lockdowns caused by COVID caused so many problems, but also gave us many gifts. One of the gifts it gave us was time. Suddenly we had time; time to spend with out family, time to explore our local area in a way we haven’t before. What a gift.
I will remember this spot well, not only for the beauty and the peace, but also for the joy it brought us. My sons are adventurous and love to scramble and climb over all the rocks, no matter how slippery…well you can guess what happened this one time. A very soggy boy for the last hour of the hike, but what a place to fall in.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
50 x 67cm (60 x 77cm picture with 5cm border); other sizes available on request.
Requires framing

Due to prints relying on specialist printing services, orders maybe delayed.

Exported from Metis Light Inspecto

$380

Benowie Track Limited Edition Print

Limited Edition Print, Realistic

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

When can we go again? 
That’s what my youngest kept asking about this beautiful walk on the Benowie Track. He loved climbing over all the undulating rocks and the beautiful fresh clear water (which he sampled). I was absolutely fascinated by this tree that was thriving despite its circumstances and position (a good reminder 🙂). 
This walk was much longer than we expected 😫 but one of the most beautiful we have been on.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
50 x 67cm (60 x 77cm picture with 5cm border); other sizes available on request.
Requires framing

Due to prints relying on specialist printing services, orders maybe delayed.

$380