UmbriArt is the gallery space of Neal Winfield, here I share my watercolour paintings, thoughts about art, ideas and research work, as well as general comments on the world of art at large.
I have been painting and drawing all my life and studied glass design and art history at the Stourbridge College of Art in the West Midlands, UK.
During the 1980s I ran a stained glass studio in Cilfynydd, South Wales, completing many private commissions, ecclesiastical repair work and a number of panels for pubs and bars around the area.
Throughout the 90s I continued painting and drawing and on a holiday in central Italy, I reconnected with the masters who’d worked in the area in the past. This made me want to examine their relationship with the countryside further, so I made the decision to emigrate to the Renaissance country in the heart of Italy, Umbria.
Painting in Italy
I now spend my time exploring my rich and diverse surroundings creating distinctive watercolour pictures. These show the Italian landscape, its towns and villages from my own very particular viewpoint.
I have lost the sight in my right eye and am colour blind in the other, while I never use this as an excuse, I do mention it to explain the deliberately strange perspectives and occasionally mis-placed colours.
These are normally done intentionally and are meant as a way of illustrating the wonderfully distorted view on the world I experience. Bright sky, flat perspective and unusual relationships in the picture frame are the norm.
Contact the artist
If you find my work of interest or wish to discover more about my views on art please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you.