Vera Neel is a graphic artist, designer in felt, and painter who works primarily in oil (palette knife).
2019 Salon des Independants Vera Neel Painting "Motherland" Accepted Feb 12 to 17 Enjoy these Gallery Images of Vera Neel in Paris for this Prestigious Exhibition
2019 New Vera Neel Works
From Russia to USA in Art
Originally from Russia, Vera moved to the USA in 2005.
Since then she explores many elements of visual art, illustrating the internal creative impulse through painting.
Vera believes art should bring pleasure, positive energy, and joyful feelings to people.
Her newest passion is nuno-felting which is a unique outlet of her expression of Russian tradition, that gives life to a vision incorporated into a wearable art.
Vera Neel consider herself as a Colorist She sees beauty in everything and expresses it in her paintings and wearable art through colors.
Oil Paintings and Palette and Knife work
Oil paintings with a palette knife are Vera Neel's true love.
Her eyes are constantly searching patterns and colors that expose pleasant, understandable, and very approachable patterns that could inspire admirers to explore the challenges of this medium.
Vera Neel Exhibitions
She has exhibited her art in many local venues in Albuquerque including
Harwood Art Center, Bernalillo County offices, Law School Gallery , Raku Gallery (Arizona).
Vera Neel an exhibitor in the annual New Mexico Masterworks Art Shows and the annual Art Show !Encantada! In 20th annual Masterwork NM exhibition 2018 one her painting "Dream of Carnival" got award for excellence.
One her paintings "Motherland" was accepted to prestige Salon des Independants en Cadre d'Art en Capital from February 12 to 19, 2019 in Crand Palas in Paris.
Vera is self-taught artist. Her teachers in art are Peter Nisbet, Albert Handel, David Mayer, Paul Murray, Leo Neufeld and many others.
Vera received her Master's degree in Marketing and Management from the Moscow University of Trade and Economics (Russia), Graphic Design education at CNM (USA)
A native of Russia, Vera Neel grew up in a miraculous place on our planet where winter’s ice turns quickly to the heat of summer and you can see amazing changes in the unexplored wilderness all around. That place is southern Siberia in Russia. She absorbed that beauty of nature and her artistic soul always looked for an exit through art; ballet, music, drawing and photography were her partners in life as a child and young adult. After moving to the United States from Russia in 2005, the study and practice of art helped her adjust to American life connecting with her newly adopted culture through drawing, painting, and computer design and by frequenting galleries and museums in New Mexico and other states.
Eventually, she pursued a formal education in digital media as a graphic designer and began a new career in this field while continuing to pursue her love of painting.
Landscapes, animals and figurative painting are her favorite things to paint. She studied painting with Masters such as David Mayer, Peter Nisbet, Leo Neufeld, Albert Handell, and many others, and participated in the Rio Grande Art Association, New Mexico Art League, and Artists ‘Round Town. Vera has had the opportunity to show her work in Galleries such as the Taos Artist Collective in Taos New Mexico She has had many local exhibitions and venues including the Pasta House Café, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Lovelace Medical Center, Milly's Cafe, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Kimo Theatre, Bernalillo County offices, Law School Gallery and various other locations.
Vera's latest Exhibition in Paris France is a wonderful honor. Vera's piece "Motherland" was shown February 12 to 17 at the Grand Palais in Paris as part of the 13th Salon called Art Capital.
She was also an exhibitor in the first annual Corrales Quilt and Wine Festival in 2008, the Annual New Mexico Masterworks Art show in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018, and !Encantada! in 2014-2018. Her painting "Dreams of Carnival" got awards of excellence in NM Masterwork 2018.