THE HARRISON LORD GALLERY - 5 BRADFORD ROAD - BRIGHOUSE - WEST YORKSHIRE
On graduating from Huddersfield School of Art in the 1950s Neville worked as a graphic artist before running his own business with great success for thirty years. Retiring early to paint full time he has exhibited extensively in London and the south of England. Notably at the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil where he was awarded the President's prize in 1997. Neville's vibrant depiction of his surrounding countryside and vivid abstracted still life paintings have won him a keen London following. He was made a member of the ROI in 2000 and has exhibited frequently in London
Neville Fleetwood explains that his landscapes and coastal scenes are predominantly of the Yorkshire countryside – hills and cottages flattened and not in perspective. His still life's are exaggerated not only in colour but in the shapes and sizes of the objects being painted. For him the pleasure of painting is in applying paint in bright colours thickly with brush and palette knife.
Neville Fleetwood’s contemporary paintings demonstrate a strong, bold use of colour and vibrancy, which are developed by applying layer upon layer. He is particularly well known for his still life paintings, where he positions everyday objects in carefully crafted suspended space, and landscapes which are full of atmosphere, with patchwork fields arranged into vivid abstract designs. His contemporary paintings have created an impressive following and he has won many major art awards.