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Orig­i­nally from Michi­gan, Neal Philpott stud­ied painting at the Cen­ter for Cre­ative Stud­ies in Detroit. He has lived in the North­west since 1988 and cur­rently paints full time from his Ore­gon City, Ore­gon, stu­dio.

“I paint an in­ter­pre­ta­tion of what I see as a way to cap­ture how a tran­si­tory slant of light trans­forms an ev­ery­day view into some­thing spe­cial,” Philpott de­scribes. “I try to cap­ture how light en­livened these scenes and make them tran­scen­dent for a brief mo­ment. Pre­serv­ing a mo­men­tary scene in paint saves that mo­ment for me.”

Philpott is drawn to high­con­trast im­ages, so he of­ten has strong shad­ows run­ning per­pen­dic­u­lar through the pic­ture plane of his land­scape oil paint­ings. He says, “My re­ward for painting is to see how over­lap­ping pat­terns of tex­ture and color come to­gether to cap­ture the whole. I like va­ri­ety, so most of my paint­ings fall into one of four cat­e­gories: vis­tas, roads, wa­ter and na­ture close-ups.”

He is cur­rently re­vis­it­ing old lay­er­ing tech­niques to see how they meld with his cur­rent quicker ap­proach. He uses stan­dard pro­por­tion can­vas or board for much of his work, but lately has been in­trigued by panora­mas, ex­plor­ing 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 pro­por­tions.

Philpott is rep­re­sented by Gallery 903 in Port­land; Knee­land Gallery in Ketchum/Sun Val­ley,

Idaho; Roby King Gallery in Bain­bridge Island, Wash­ing­ton; and Su­gar­manPeter­son Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mex­ico.

He has a two-per­son show at Roby King Gallery in Oc­to­ber 2018 and a show at Gallery 903 in Au­gust 2019.

3Neal Philpott, Quarry Cut, oil on can­vas, 30 x 40"

1Neal Philpott,At Alti­tude, oil on can­vas, 20 x 30"

2Neal Philpott, First Up, oil on can­vas, 10 x 40"

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