June 1 – July 6, 2020

Reception: TBA

John Neville (b. 1952) paints nostalgic portrays of bygone days which chronicle the folklore and daily lives of the local fishermen and their women from his childhood village. This popular Canadian artist, who splits his time between Nova Scotia and Maine, is a painter, printmaker, and story teller, who has engaged collectors throughout his long career with his exceptional etchings, and for the past twenty years the bold palette and modern compositions of his impressive oil paintings.

A native of Nova Scotia, Neville was born in Halls Harbour, on the Bay of Fundy, to a family of boat builders and fishermen where hard work was taken for granted. He grew up fishing with his father, building boats, and listening to the tales of men and women in the local villages. There were stories about bootlegging, bad luck, record catches, rivalries, and drunken husbands—all of which became the basis for his rich pictorial language.

In 1972, Neville left Halls Harbor to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax where he studied photography and printmaking. After graduating with a BFA in 1976 from the Centre Gravure de Contemporaine in Geneva, Switzerland, he returned to Halls Harbour to set up a printmaking studio.

In the 1990s, Neville began painting exclusively with oils after an adverse reaction to the printmaking chemicals. His narrative oil paintings are instantly recognizable by his vibrant use of color and abstract overtones, and most notably his overhead bird’s-eye view of a dory loaded with pollock.

JOHN NEVILLE
Lobster Fishing ca.1915
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
$6400 JOHN NEVILLE
Fishing Village c. 1950
oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches
$12,500
JOHN NEVILLE
Dark Haired Mermaid
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
$12,500 JOHN NEVILLE
Hauling a Trawl in Fog
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
$12,500 JOHN NEVILLE
Time To Get On Deck
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
$12,400 JOHN NEVILLE
Summer at the Beach
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$4000 JOHN NEVILLE
Let's Go Fishing
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$8400 JOHN NEVILLE
Going to Set a Net
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
$6400
JOHN NEVILLE
Keep the Oars in the Water
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$3800 JOHN NEVILLE
Haul Out II
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
$12,500 JOHN NEVILLE
Greasing the Skids, East Ironbound
oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches
$12,800 JOHN NEVILLE
Sea of Fish
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$8400 JOHN NEVILLE
The Rock
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
$3800
JOHN NEVILLE
Meeting at Moonset
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$8400 JOHN NEVILLE
Blue Water
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$8400 JOHN NEVILLE
The Search
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9400
JOHN NEVILLE
Haulout
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$8400 JOHN NEVILLE
Taking a Break
oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches
$5200
JOHN NEVILLE
Spring Launch
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
$6400 JOHN NEVILLE
Boy With Bouys
oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
$1500 JOHN NEVILLE
The Fish Has Tails
oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
$6400
JOHN NEVILLE Lobster Fishing ca.1915 oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches $6400
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JOHN NEVILLE Fishing Village c. 1950 oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches $12,500
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JOHN NEVILLE Dark Haired Mermaid oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches $12,500
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JOHN NEVILLE Hauling a Trawl in Fog oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches $12,500
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JOHN NEVILLE Time To Get On Deck oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches $12,400
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JOHN NEVILLE Summer at the Beach oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $4000
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JOHN NEVILLE Let's Go Fishing oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $8400
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JOHN NEVILLE Going to Set a Net oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches $6400
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JOHN NEVILLE Keep the Oars in the Water oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $3800
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JOHN NEVILLE Haul Out II oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches $12,500
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JOHN NEVILLE Greasing the Skids, East Ironbound oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches $12,800
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JOHN NEVILLE Sea of Fish oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $8400
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JOHN NEVILLE The Rock oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches $3800
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JOHN NEVILLE Meeting at Moonset oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $8400
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JOHN NEVILLE Blue Water oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $8400
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JOHN NEVILLE The Search oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9400
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JOHN NEVILLE Haulout oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $8400
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JOHN NEVILLE Taking a Break oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches $5200
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JOHN NEVILLE Spring Launch oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches $6400
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JOHN NEVILLE Boy With Bouys oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches $1500
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JOHN NEVILLE The Fish Has Tails oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches $6400
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