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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!


You May be An Artist - Even If You Don’t Think You Live Up To The Title

You May be An Artist - Even If You Don’t Think You Live Up To The Title

Linda and I recently met with a plant nursery owner about purchasing and further landscaping our property. I consider landscaping and levels of gardening or garden design, as a form of artistry, because it does take a developed skill, originality, use of color, texture, placement, and light. But there’s a spin to this story I’ll share in a moment.

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Reflection and Surfaces

Reflection and Surfaces

I was sitting at our kitchen island finishing dinner and found myself gazing at two tomatoes sitting on the black granite kitchen counter. Their mirror-like reflection was offering up two pairs! Not pears! Pairs! With every Live An Artful Life principle, it’s not just seeing, but the depth of seeing that really counts.

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New Studio, New Creativity Launching Pad

New Studio, New Creativity Launching Pad

As some of you know, Linda and I have purchased a home in North Carolina. It’s just trying something different that was the root cause of it all. In doing so, this home, with its large bonus room over the garage, offered a new studio space that is quite different from our home in Virginia.

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Live An Artful Life Review

Live An Artful Life Review

Writing a book is one of the hardest and easiest things I’ve ever done. Easy only because of my love of writing and no shortage of experiences to share. But hardest because it’s no sprint, it’s a marathon.

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Art, Taste and You

Art, Taste and You

In the world of art, there is a funny little word that pops up from time to time. That word is taste. Art itself is amazingly vast as we all know. The variations of creativity are seemingly endless. But, we all do not like the same things because we all have different taste.

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Inspire Yourself

Inspire Yourself

Creativity really does begin with inspiration. But the inspiration doesn't necessarily have to come directly from others or externally. If you feed your mind generously, it will, in turn, provide your soul with creative hunger.

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Going For It

Going For It

I’m a bit of a hyper-creative type, meaning if I’m not creating something in one medium or way, I’m definitely am in another. Most know me as a painter, but to be completely honest my dear readers, I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in a while.

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Finding Your Medium

Finding Your Medium

I get asked about what medium I use a fair amount. Now, before I share the answer I give, I would like to share that most often I know that the person doing the asking is just asking to ask, as they know little to nothing about paint.

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