Publications Featuring Michael Shane Neal

Through the Eyes of an Artist

“Through the Eyes of an Artist” Lipscomb University Magazine Fall 2007. “I do not judge, I only chronicle,” stated John Singer Sargent, an American painter who became the most celebrated portraitist of his time. Artists do capture and chronicle their world in ways that very few people are able to do. They leave behind not Continue Reading…

Passing the Torch

The time honored-tradition of handing down knowledge from mentor to protegee lives on today in studios around the country. THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE June 2006 Everett Raymond Kinstler and Michael Shane Neal Everett Raymond Kinstler’s painting lineage is a storied one: He began his career in the 1940s at the age of 16, drawing comic books Continue Reading…

Studio Tour

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, March 2006 Michael Shane Neal’s studio is the stuff of dreams, and he loves it. He’s worked in many studios in the past 15 years, including his parents’ garage, a cramped attic and a place prone to flooding where he had to keep everything off the floor. These days Neal’s studio is Continue Reading…

The Perfect Palette

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, August 2005. Four masters reveal their secrets to no-fail color mixing. Whether it’s choosing a favorite hue or developing a method for mixing, every master artist has a particular way of working with color. But the preference for certain colors doesn’t develop just because artists are picky or fighting change. Decades of Continue Reading…

Art Schools, Awards & Exhibits

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST February/March 2005 Sold Out Portrait Academies at PAFA and UTC On November 6, Rob Liberace followed Ray Kinstler’s 2003 full house at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a fully enrolled 2nd annual Portrait Society Academy at PAFA. The week before, Michael Shane Neal demonstrated for a packed Portrait Society Academy Continue Reading…

Chattanooga Portrait Academy with Michael Shane Neal

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT News for Members of the PSA The Portrait Society’s 2004 Portrait Academies This year’s Portrait Academy in Chattanooga began when Gordon Wetmore welcomed those attending and gave a wonderful introduction to Michael Shane Neal, highlighting his numerous achievements. Shane thanked all who attended and began by paying homage to his Continue Reading…

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