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After a decade in the specialty automotive industry, Thomas Neel undertook a major life-change and became a fine art painter. Live An Artful Life spans Neel’s 30-plus years of experience as an accomplished artist with over 40 one-man shows to his credit. Having been a gallery owner, involved in fine art publishing, an educator and writer he has also written a monthly newspaper column called “The Artist’s Perspective” for 10 years. Along with his wife, Linda, Neel founded Live An Artful Life® Inc in 2008. He has written two other limited-edition books and produced two short films. He was also the creator of the 30th and 40th Anniversary paintings for the award-winning The Inn at Little Washington located in Washington, VA. He and Linda curre ...more

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Thomas Neel I'm very fortunate to never have had writer's or a creative block, but I'm sympathetic to those who do. My best advise it keep a notebook or page of i…moreI'm very fortunate to never have had writer's or a creative block, but I'm sympathetic to those who do. My best advise it keep a notebook or page of ideas and continually add to it. A creative appetite needs to be fed, either in meals of ideas or inspiration. So first ask yourself, are you creatively hungry? If yes, than look for food! Go get inspiration for the types of things that feed your hunger. Also, do not ignore ideas, write them down for those times that you food seems out of reach. Good luck! (less)
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Finding Yourself Once More


34 years ago in 1986, I had already spent well over a decade building an automotive career which was vast in scope. It seemed as if I had spent most waking moments thinking about or working on something that had to do with cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This blossomed into sales and management which inevitably hadn’t made me happy. I found myself longing for something…else.  I know now that I

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I'm 4 chapters into my next book, but I'm a creative motivator, active blogger and professional automotive writer as well. So I'm constantly writing.
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