Intersections With The Gorge, featuring new works Neal Philpott.
Artist Neal Philpott not only captures landscapes – he also captures moments. “I see myself as a record keeper of a specific place and a specific time—the views I capture change immediately and will never be repeated.” says Philpott. A master of illumination, Philpott uses light and shadows to capture those fleeting moments that make each interaction with nature unique. Whether it is in the forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest, or the mighty Columbia rolling through the Gorge – each moment is stamped in time.
”My paintings are real scenes of my world”, says Philpott. “I paint landscape as a way to preserve or recall how a transitory slant of light can transform an everyday view into something majestic. I capture how light enlivened these scenes – making them transcendent – even for a brief moment.”Neal Philpott is an artist who paints the mercurial nature of the West in his oil paintings. Originally from Michigan, Neal studied painting at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. His landscapes are widely collected throughout the US and his work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Landmark magazine. Intersections With The Gorge features new works inspired by frequent hikes in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. The collection includes more than a dozen paintings, an accumulation of a year’s work.