ABOUT

Vera Neel is a graphic artist, feltmaker, and painter who works primarily in oil (palette knife). Originally from Russia, she moved to the USA in 2005. She illustrates her internal creative impulse through painting. Her newest passion is nuno-felting which is a unique outlet of her expression of Russian tradition, that gives life to a vision incorporated into a wearable art.  

I am Designer in Felting

I define my work as a release of energy, inspiration, and ideas. My education and experience in fashion and art have given me an unconscious ability to absorb color, pattern, and composition, and apply that to the conscious process of focusing and editing my designs.
I work with felt in layers. Whether it is color, fabric, yarn, or hand embellishment, each layer is carefully explored and selected, and the relationship to the underlying layers is considered and approached. The result is a subtle relationship of art and design that make each piece unique.
The balance and harmony of nature make the transition to the felted medium a fluid and effortless process. Natural wool and silk combine with heat and water, fusing all of these elements.  
My education in Italian Fashion School and education in computer desing, besides many workshops in painting with famous artists, give me chance make unique wearable art for women.

I am an artist

I consider myself as a palette knife painter and colorist. I fell in love with New Mexican landscapes when I moved here from Russia in 2005. I believe art should bring pleasure, positive energy, and joyful feelings to people. I see beauty in everything and express it in my paintings through colors.
I has had exhibited my work in many local venues including the Kimo Theatre, Harwood Art Center, Bernalillo County offices, Law School Gallery and various other locations. I was an exhibitor in the annual Corrales Quilt and Wine Festival, Encantada! and the Annual New Mexico Masterworks Art shows. In 20th annual Masterwork New Mexico exhibition 2018 one my painting got award for excellence.
I received her Master's degree in Marketing and Management from the Moscow University of Trade and Economics (Russia), and my Graphic Design education in CNM (USA). 

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