Publications Featuring Michael Shane Neal

Homes of Distinctive Design

NFocus, October 2013     One look at Michael Shane Neal in his finely tailored three-piece suits, wingtip shoes and two-toned 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster and it’s obvious this is a man who has a great respect and admiration for the elegance and style of eras gone by. A chat with the portrait artist reveals a Continue Reading…

The Recommended List

NFocus, August 2013 If I was throwing a last-minute dinner party, I’d call Johnny Haffner, Caper’s Catering. My favorite shop for a gift for a hostess or an out-of-town guest is Gilcrest and Gilcrest. Best restaurant for a midweek dinner is Copper Kettle. For a weekday lunch, Ted’s Montana Grill. For a weekend brunch, Loveless Cafe. My top Continue Reading…

Fortuño Portrait Goes Up at Fortaleza

caribbeanbusinesspr.com, December 21, 2012 A portrait of outgoing Gov. Luis Fortuño has been hung with the oil paintings of other former Puerto Rico governors at La Fortaleza. The work is by Tennessee-born artist Michael Shane Neal, who has done previous paintings of U.S. leaders including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arleen Continue Reading…

Hail to the Chief

Nashville Arts Magazine, March 2012   Celebrated Nashville portrait artist Michael Shane Neal recently traveled to the British Isles to lend his brush to one of Scotland’s historic families. Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and his wife, Lady Katherine, invited Neal to Scotland to capture Sir Malcolm’s likeness in oils. The portrait commemorates his appointment as the Continue Reading…

Portrait of Gov. Phil Bredesen

American Art Collector, March 2011 Last month, Nashville artist Michael Shane Neal’s portrait of the esteemed former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was unveiled. “It’s hard to describe what an honor it is to think of your portrait hanging here for a long time to come,” Gov. Bredesen expressed to the crowd at the Nashville, Tennessee-Capitol Continue Reading…

Michael Shane Neal Demonstrates

International Artist Magazine June/July 2009. I began the process of creating my portrait of Chief Judge Scirica with a visit to his chambers in Philadelphia. My commission was to create his official portrait for the court. A big believer in homework. I read a great deal about my subject before our first meeting.We began by Continue Reading…

International Artist February/March 2009

Shared Experience, The Art of the Portrait

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT Shared Experience International Artist Magazine February/March 2009 NEAL: I am always struggling to move forward, hoping to not repeat past performances. My goal is to try to push each canvas in a way that accomplishes something better than before. Whether technically or in content, I want each work to be Continue Reading…

Everything Is Illuminated

Studio lighting know-how for those in the dark. THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE October 2007. Every painter has heard about north light, the much-touted ideal in studio lighting. Why do artists like north light? It’s not the color, which is quite blue – and too much blue can be a drawback. It’s the fact that, on a Continue Reading…

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