NEAL PARKS Art+Design
Vision & Collaboration
Contemplative, spiritually evocative and spatially aware are experiential concepts that describe what Neal Parks brings forth to viewers and an ever growing roster of collectors. For over 3 decades he has been known for his visionary canvases executed with a signature style of mark making utilizing oil paint sticks. He specializes in creating site-specific paintings for residential and corporate environments.
In recent years he has broadened his creative output with other types of imagery: The Social Onion Project series, as well as the fresh inspiration he derives from the process of collage making are socially conscious contributions to his ongoing joie d'expression créative.
Neal showed signs early on as a child that he was destined for creative pursuits with an affinity for drawing and an interest in things architectural. He holds fine art degrees from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (BFA Painting) and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (MFA Painting).
As an art teacher Parks enjoys sharing the passion for his craft. He teaches college level courses that have ranged from art history to color theory and traditional 2D art making skills.
He just completed his 5th year of teaching as an adjunct at Eastern Connecticut State University. Fall 2016 saw him conducting another semester Drawing I. Spring 2017 will see him with a new group students taking Studio Art Intro and Expression with Color Media.
His work is in corporate and residential collections from the Silicon Valley to the Connecticut River Valley.
For more information on his art, or interest in collaborating with Neal through design consulting and exhibiting opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.