Neil Felton artist/ author
phone NZ 07 3154044
Born in Auckland, now living in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, where there is more sunshine, tui, kereru, bush, fruit and even more ocean.
I am creating this new site as a vehicle for launching years of work - painting and writing. I used Site Designer, by Coffee Cup, for the construction of the site. Once I would have written it all in code, but those days have gone. Site Designer certainly has its advantages, and you can at least see the code. The code language has changed so much, like everything else, huh.
Born September, 1942, some would say, I've had a good innings, but the game goes on. Time to put a few things together, past, present and the future. I still have my dreams and the day is always full.
I've had a varied carrier, but painting is the one thing that has driven me more than anything else. If I'm not painting I'm looking and thinking about painting. There's a freedom in painting, much like in music. At its best, I get that feeling of freedom when writing too. You can't really divorce one thing from the other; there's always a composition that flexes as it develops and demands what comes next. Painting has taught me more about that than anything else, given me more confidence to let it happen. I start with an idea, an outline from real life or a photograph, and loosely begin a wash with a couple of colours, adding another as the composition demands.
Hope you enjoy a selection of my paintings on this site. If you have a querie about any of them, you can use the four character identification code in your querie.
Thank you for your interest.
It's like painting, except it's words rather than colour. It is more challenging, I find, and I like that. Colours are not so ambiguous, though one could ague that point; no colour is constant. Everything is seen in context. Words about words can be very boring, however, so I musn't rave on. Mind you, I did enjoy aspects of my philosophical studies - always questioning things. I'll try to keep the questioning to myself. To be suggestive, as a writer, is probably more effective. I enjoy writing what I call poetry, and story telling.
Thank you for getting this far.