Neal Greig

Neal Greig was born in Belfast in 1965. He first attended the Edinburgh College of Art in 1983 graduating with a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art in 1987, and later completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art between 1988 and 1990 again from ECA.
Neal’s land and seascapes of the wild and rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland are brimming with the organic colours of nature from the splashes of greens, pinks and oranges of the lichens and grasses on the clifftops to the deep blues of the ocean and sky. Painting en plein air, his spontaneous brushstrokes and flicks and drizzles of paint are applied expressively with the confidence of an assured artist. The final result really capturing the raw energy of the ocean and the timeless beauty of this rugged coastline near Donegal.

Awards

Neal Greig’s career has seen him presented with numerous awards including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Award from the Jackson Pollock Foundation, New York. Other awards include:

Artist in Residence in Reardon House Newfoundland 2009
Arts Council Travel Award
Monaghan Co. Council Professional Artists Grant 2009
Professional Arts Grant Monaghan Co. Council 2006 and 2007
Fellowship to Vermont Artist Studios Vermont, USA
Aer Lingus Travel Award to Chicago U.S.A and Italy
Millennium Fund, Monaghan Co. Council
Leader Grant Rural Development Award
Northern Ireland Art Council Award
Andrew Grant Scholarship to Edinburgh Art College
Commissions and Public Collection
Portadown Health Centre, Shortlisted
Cork City Airport Hotel
Patrick Kavanagh Bicentenary, Monaghan Co. Museum
CPV Clones - Fugi Sawa
Queens University Dept. Palaeocology, Belfast
Derrygannon Community Group, Co. Monaghan
Knocktallon Community Group, Co. Monaghan

Public Collections

ACC Bank
Office of Public Works
Donegal County Council
Boyle Civil Collection
Rentautl Ireland
Bank of Ireland
Monaghan County Council
Limerick County Council
Tyrone Guthrie Art Centre
Monaghan County Museum
AIB Bank
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
Monaghan VEC.
New Brunswick, Canada

Exhibitions

Peter Lewis Gallery, St Johns, Newfoundland
Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny
Buckley Gallery, Co. Cork
Tom Cadwell Gallery, Belfast
The Market House Gallery, Monaghan
The Private Collector Gallery, Cork
The Private Collector Gallery, Cork
The Mullen Gallery, Belfast
The Private collector Gallery, Cork
The Market Place Gallery, Armagh N. Ireland
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
The Mullen Gallery, Belfast
Atlantic Light, Wellspring Gallery, Co. Kerry
On Edge, Origin Gallery, Dublin
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
Mullingar Art Centre, Co. West Meath