The Lovers, Eastleach House
Charles Neal was born in Surrey in 1951. He lived in Wallington and nearby Beddington until his move to the Cottswolds in 1983. From the age of 14 he studied art and for a period of ten years worked under the guidance of Malcolm Domingo and Frances Lane-Mason, then came the decision to follow his own path, to develop a more personal style and technique. Living in a constantly changing world, where the present so quickly becomes the past, Charles feels there is a need to record nature, the countryside and the coastline before they change beyond recognition. Seasonal change, time of day, different combinations of light and atmospheric effects all offer the artist a real challenge.
Charles Neal responds to this challenge unreservedly – his ability to see nature and convert it into art with a sympathetic blend of realism, inspired impressionism, and in particular his sense of color has made his work much sought after by collectors throughout the world.