Neville Fleetwood graduated from Huddersfield School of Art in the 1950s. He went on to work as a graphic artist before succesfully running his own business for thirty years.
He retired early to paint full time. He exhibited extensively in London and the south of England, notably at The New English Art Club. The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil awarded him the President’s prize in 1997.
Neville’s vibrant depiction of his surrounding countryside, and vivid abstract still life paintings, have won him a keen London following.
He was made a member of the ROI in 2000.
Neville’s landscapes and coastal scenes are predominantly of the Yorkshire countryside. His still life paintings are exaggerated, both in colour and in the shapes and sizes of the objects being painted. For him, the pleasure of painting is in applying paint thickly in bright colours using brush and palette knife.
His paintings demonstrate a strong and bold use of colour. Their vibrancy is developed by applying layer upon layer. He is particularly well known for his still life paintings, where he carefully positions everyday objects. His landscapes are full of atmosphere, with patchwork fields arranged into vivid abstract designs.
His paintings have created an impressive following and he has won many major awards.