Originally from Wales, UK. Neil Wyatt established his craft in painting and 3 dimensional art, in clay & pot work. Since moving to the United States he has progressively been working in the medium of oils and inks in an attempt to develop and identify his own unique style with a goal to exhibit his work throughout New England
Wyatt's paintings are developed with .a keen interest in design. He incorporates the use of strong color, line and shape into his painting, using nature, familiar places, and man made substances as his subject matter.
Many of the paintings are created with the idea that movement, or different forms of motion can be fused with the tangible and as a consequence, these images are broken down to evolve into contemporary abstracts. Other pieces formulate a more representative style.
"It is however the process of painting that has been the primary goal in my work. Watching and experimenting with the use of technique, is what has holds the fascination for me, and how all these elements interact with each other and evolve towards a final piece of work."
In 1999 Wyatt attained a bachelor's degree in counseling and found that the process of healing held parallel similarities to painting. As a result he incorporated this into his art and began a new career as a freelance art therapist working with abused children.
Currently Wyatt is working in Massachusetts for a non-profit agency where he manages a day program for individuals who are developmentally disabled. It is here that he has created "Independent Art initiatives" for individuals that collectively work together to create combined collages and mixed medium art.
Wyatt has won several national and State awards for his work.
The "Association of Developmental Disabilities Provider Award" 2007
Best contemporary Artist in the medium of oil/acrylic category at the Narragansett Art festival, Rhode Island 2008.
The 2007 "American Network of Community Options and Resources Award" for Direct Professional Innovation.
"I still believe that the "process" of creativity is the most rewarding and believe that art is not only for everyone, but can be achieved by anyone.