Meet the Artist: David Neace

January 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JCPL at Gallery

The artwork of David Neace will be on display in our gallery from November 28 through January 15.  His colored pencil and acrylic ink drawings are impressive in their vivid color and intricate detail. In his artist statement David writes,”I have loved drawing before I started grade school where I excelled at coloring inside of the lines of a “ditto” copy of a tulip. I still have a fond memory of the smell of a “ditto” copy. My father was an artist and I started drawing by mimicking what he was working on. I remember I drew a lot of trees. I started with pencil then onto pen and ink drawings and oils during my teen years.  I love creating an image from a blank sheet of paper. In fact, I have never seen a blank piece of paper that did not have an image just waiting to be released.” He says his real training began when he went to work for Rand McNally as a cartographic technician learning about inks, overlays, masking, type faces and fonts, type placement, detailed line work and accuracy. Come talk to David, see a demonstration of his techniques and enjoy some light refreshments.