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Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

Red and white cat. Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil
In today’s fragile world full of disturbing news and the expectation of something negative, it is important to be distracted by something bright and positive. Just to remember how beautiful our world is and was, when we were children. Who or what can better lift your mood and distract you if not the art and the artist. My choice is Richard Macneil, British self-taught artist, born in 1958 in Worcester (England). The style, in which the artist works – using wide free strokes, it is impossible, for example, to depict small details of face. But he perfectly conveys the outline of the human figure and clothes. And this is the charm of his paintings – positive, inspiring, creating festive mood, in particular – anticipation of our favorite holiday – Christmas! Can you hear? Jingle bells …..

Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

Bullfinch. Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

The author of these incredible works, self-taught artist Richard Macneil was born in 1958 in Worcester (UK). His work started at Worcester Royal Porcelain factory, where he was engaged in sculpture, ceramics and graphics. Later he moved to the USA to work in a Fine Art company, which produced exclusive sculptures. One of his artworks was displayed in the Oval office of The White House.

Richard Macneil, his wife Judi and sons Daniel and Kyle travel a lot, enjoying the European architecture and traditions. Currently the artist is living in his native England, working as a freelance artist in Worcestershire, UK. Richard has created a surprising number of stunning works, mostly cityscapes, depicting London and other European cities – Paris, and Venice.

Christmas eve in painting by Richard Macneil

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