Margaret Neill, ‘Estuary 1’, 2013, IdeelArt
Margaret Neill, ‘Estuary 1’, 2013, IdeelArt

This fluid abstract painting is intuitively made with a loaded brush graphite and acrylic on linen.

The intersecting multi-layered forms create richly worked surfaces that refer neither to narrative or image but develop out of the discourse and physicality of the painting process.

They are influenced by the edge and the grid of the two dimensional picture plane and evoke the liminal space between sensation and memory.

About Margaret Neill

Margaret Neill says of her practice: “I explore a singular concept—a reaffirmation of a place: a lived emotional and physical experience in sensation and memory.” Though abstract, Neill’s paintings refer to and interpret tangible features of the natural world—like the weather, the sky, and the sea—most frequently in the artist’s immediate environment. These works characteristically feature soft, amorphous forms, applied in semi-opaque layers; though she uses certain recurring motifs, Neill is most attached to colors. She also produces wall-drawing installations and prints. Her variegated influences and visual references include Roman architecture, Korean pottery, maps, weather patterns, and painters Philip Guston, Jacopo da Pontormo, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

American, b. 1954, based in Brooklyn, New York

Group Shows

2012
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 
Larchmont,