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 created his visionary canvases executed with a signature style of mark making utilizing oil paint sticks. He specializes in client collaborations with interior decorating consultation and the creation of site-specific paintings for the aesthetic enhancement of residential and corporate environments.
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, 1984) and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (MFA Painting, 1993).
In recent years he has also broadened his creative output with other types of image making: The Social Onion Project series, as well as an ongoing collaboration with faculty from the Mt. Holyoke College Dance Dept. in a performance, titled Written On the Body, which is a unique live interaction between the artist and a dancer. Also he derives fresh inspiration from the process of collage making, is all is part of his lifelong joie d'expression créative.
As a teacher Parks enjoys sharing his passion for his craft. He works primarily with college level students and has taught courses ranging from art history to color theory and traditional 2D art making skills.
Since 2011 he has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Eastern Connecticut State University. The upcoming Spring Semester 2018 will see him with a new group of students delving into another edition of Studio Art Intro.
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.