Publications Featuring Michael Shane Neal

Sharing the Legacy

FOLIO, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Fall 2002. In my experience as an artist seeking out portraiture and artists whom I would endeavor to emulate or study, I am occasionally dumbfounded by examples of rare talent which, upon my discovering them, immediately become my new favorite inspirations. Michael Shane Neal, in my opinion and the opinion Continue Reading…

Paint for Yourself

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT – News for Members of the PSA, Fourth Quarter 2001. Michael Shane Neal, the recipient of Portrait Society of America’s 2001 Grand Prize Award, believes that painting subjects other than commissioned portraits is an essential ingredient toward the pursuit of artistic excellence. Here, he encourages portrait painters to sharpen their Continue Reading…

Winner Spotlight

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT, News for Members of the PSA, Second Quarter 2001. Grand Prize – Michael Shane Neal When Michael Shane Neal first met Dr. Flanagan, he knew he had to paint his portrait. Shane explains, “He has one of those great heads, solid and angular with a handsome, flowing beard. A well-spoken, Continue Reading…

Portfolio Alternatives: Small Wonders

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, April 2001. I often receive phone calls from people interested in my portraits, and I want to respond by sending them something that will introduce my work and provide important information. But I don’t want to burden them with returning the material. Many times, I’ve sent complete portfolios that include a couple Continue Reading…

Portrait Painting, The First Ten Years

AMERICAN ARTIST, April 2001. The buzz of conversation around the finalists’ paintings in the Portrait Society of America’s competition last May concerned a stunning portrait of an elderly gentleman by Michael Shane Neal. Artists attending the annual convention noted the painting’s gestured brushwork, fluid oil colors, and fresh appearance. They marveled at the way Neal Continue Reading…

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