Born in 1932, Neville Fleetwood studied art at Huddersfield School of Art and after graduating worked as a graphic artist before starting and running his own business very successfully for thirty years. He retired early in 1983 to paint full time.
Neville’s work depicts the vibrant colours of the countryside, city scenes and vivid abstracted still lifes, which are exaggerated not only in colour but in the shapes and sizes of the objects being painted. He derives great pleasure in his painting in applying paint in bright colours thickly with brush and the use of palette knife. A natural colourist, his landscapes have a Mediterranean light quality about them and a distinctive flattened perspective, which has become his trademark style.
He has exhibited extensively in his native Yorkshire, the north of England, the Cotswolds and in London, notably at the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil where he was awarded the President’s prize in 1998 and in 2000 won both the Cornelisson prize and the Fabrica Award.
Neville Fleetwood was elected Associate member of the ROI in 1997 and full member in 1999.