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To live an artful life is to immerse yourself in something other than the mundane and enjoy life to its fullest through a world of visionary exploration.

Thomas Neel
Live An Artful Life®

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CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT!

Thomas “Tom” Neel has been a successful fine artist and writer for over 30 years. Primarily known for his commissioned and private collection paintings of Virginia's Piedmont, his inspirational book “Live An Artful Life” shares his depth of experience with creativity in a motivational way.

As a writer, Tom has also authored two limited release books, and a popular, decade long newspaper column titled “The Artist's Perspective." He writes a weekly blog found here, and articles for his company Live An Artful Life®. Tom is also an active contributing writer and photographer for the Porsche Club of America. With nearly 80,000 members, it is the largest single-marque car club in the world.

As a public speaker and creative consultant, Tom has an informative range of topics and a broad-based background ranging from vision assistance, management, entrepreneurism, and of course, he’s loaded with ideas!


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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

As the holidays sneak up on us, thoughts of family come to mind. As we first celebrate Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so very much, but particularly having a sibling, my brother Dave. There’s virtually no one who has known me longer or better than my brother.

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Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses

Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and smell the roses or even a flower from a weed. The beauty that surrounds you, offers the vitality that you need. Chapter 4 from my book - Live An Artful Life, is titled, The Beauty Creativity Brings. We are surrounded by all sorts of things. There’s just no shortage of visual stimulation, but all of it is certainly not healthy for us, or a positive influence.

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

The creation of art is often a very solitary endeavor. As artists we find ourselves making all of the decisions from conception through to completion. Sometimes this singlehanded-ness approach continues right on through with the promotion of yourself, the marketing of the art you’ve just created and even with its hopeful sale. Sure, collaboration is possible, but many go it completely alone.

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Creative Hibernation

Creative Hibernation

I’ve been an artist “painter” for 31 years now. Frankly, it’s a long time to do anything, but year by year, decade by decade, time chipped away a lengthy career. On and off, really all my life, I’ve also been a writer.

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In Search Of Autumn

In Search Of Autumn

This week Linda and I went in search of Autumn. New to the convenience of reaching North Carolina’s High Country, and elevations higher than the Old Dominion, we headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway to lap up the sights between mile-post 335 and 382, at the Folk Art Center on the outskirts of Asheville.

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Being Carefree

Being Carefree

In Chapter 8 “Overcoming Obstacles” from my book Live An Artful Life, I say, Children are carefree. If you look at the basic definition of the word carefree, it pretty much says it all; free from anxiety and responsibility. I then go on to say that I like to think of being carefree as not being controlled by anxiety and responsibility.

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Your Imagination is the Key to Unlocking Yourself Mentally

Your Imagination is the Key to Unlocking Yourself Mentally

I go on to say, And being creative will never let you see four blank walls for long. This is straight from my book, Live An Artful Life, Chapter 14 - Ageless Artistry. It is estimated that 10,000 people per day retire.

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Remember To Say Thank You

Remember To Say Thank You

You deserve the life,
An artful life can bring.
Filled to the brim with gratitude,
And surrounded by creative things!
         This poem is an excerpt from the book
       "Live An Artful Life - The Art of Living Artfully"

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CONTACT

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