Doug Mcneill

Transition, 2023

76 × 76 cm
I’ve always had and affinity with Australian bush, I think it was my country upbringing that had something to do with it. Over the last many years that admiration and awe of its natural beauty has been the focus in my painting practice. My paintings are as a result of a practice driven process of observation, information gathering, drawing plein aire sketches and if no drawing material with me at time, snapping off a photograph with my mobile phone. Taking those references back to studio to aid my memory in painting a landscape that is reminiscent of what attracted me to it firstly. It can be the changing light and the way it casts shadows cross the land that holds my attention or the gradients of colour that is typical of the Australian land. “Transition” was a one of those moments caught just as the light was starting to change in the late afternoon.

Doug McNeill is currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Queensland College of the Arts. He enjoys drawing and painting and being surrounded by the creative influences that inform and motivate him in his practice.

In recent years Doug’s practice has included figurative work and the Landscape as subjects, he is passionate about the environment and the Australian landscape with all its colours and beauty which informs his palette along with the works of many Australian artists he admires including Fred Williams and William Robinson

b. 1954, Australia

2019– current Bachelor of Fine Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
2008 Certificate IV in Visual Arts, TAFE New South Wales, Murwillumbah 2008

2023 The Naked Landscape QCA POP Gallery Fortitude Valley 14/02/23-04/03/23
2022 Fifty Shades of Life QCA Webb Gallery Southbank QLD
2022 Drawn Together QCA Project gallery Southbank QLD
2012 Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah
2009 PINNED works on paper Murwillumbah TAFE
2008 META –1V North Tafe Murwillumbah NSW
2008 Murwillumbah Community Printmakers Murwillumbah
1998 Year show 1998 Bermuda Society of the Arts Hamilton Bermuda
1997 Year show 1997 Bermuda Society of The Arts Hamilton Bermuda

2023 Lethbridge Landscape Prize Salon des Refuses
2022 Finalist Dean Coogle portraiture prize Dust temple Currumbin
2020 Member Golden Key International Honour Society
2008 Mentorship, Murwillumbah Community Printmakers, Murwillumbah


Private collections, Australia, United Kingdom, Bermuda

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