Neil Blackwell was born in London, England. He won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art at London University, and thus began his career as an Artist. He came to Canada in 1958 and made Art his fulltime work in 1975. He is a versatile artist, and is comfortable with a wide variety of subjects. He painted in the Renaissance style of the master's, and was an accomplished portraitist. Now his ability to capture wildlife in it's natural habitat made him one of the most sought after artists in North America.
Wildlife art has won him numerous awards including the following:
MIGRATORY WATERFOWL ALABAMA DUCK STAMP & PRONT 1995-1996
CANADA`S DUCK`S UNLIMITED PRINT AND STAMP PORTFOLIO FOR THE YEARS 2000, 2004, and 2010
If you have any questions, or are looking to buy some of his art, feel free to contact him or his wife, Linda.
Phone number: (705)731-0715.
Land of the Eagle
This Month's Artist
The Mona Lisa is one of Da Vinci's most famous pieces of art, painted in the early 1500's. It is said to be a portrait of Lisa Gherandini. Blackwell has captured her expression, poise, and beauty in this copy of Da Vinci's handiwork.
La Belle Ferraneine
These 3 in all took Neil over 2 years to paint.
They are all copies of some of Leonardo Da Vinci's own art. Two are in the Louvre in Paris, and one is in Poland at the National Museum in Krakow.
The Boyd Gallery is now booked for 2017. If you would like to display your Art Work in The Gallery, we are now booking
Room holds approximately 40 people
Call 705-738-9482 for inquiries & bookings
The history of Bobcaygeon is preserved by the Boyd Gallery which was established in 1984.
Featured Artists in The Boyd Gallery
August & September 2017
Sydney & Renee Pasma
Sandi MCNeil/Janet McDougall
There are many more here at the Boyd Gallery through August to September. We would love for you to come visit. Whether you're looking to purchase or admire the art, you will thoroughly enjoy it.
Lady with an Ermine
Lady with an Ermine is another of Leonardo's magnificent works. Painted between 1489-1490. It is of Cecilia Gallerani, who was his Employer's wife. Blackwell's copy is of an incredible likeness, and both the Lady and the Ermine have been painted with amazing detail.
About the Artist
La Belle Ferraneine is another piece of Da Vinci's, or at least his Milanese circle. The model is unknown, although she is believed to be either Lucrexia Crivelli or Beatrice D'Este. It was called "La Belle Ferraneine" because the Jewel she wears on her head is known as a Ferraneine. Blackwell did an incredible job at capturing her age, beauty, jewelry, and expression with merely paints and brushes.
The Round Up
Blackwell's largest selection, Wildlife. He does a beautiful job of painting both the beauty and detail in all of these landscapes and/or creatures.
Jewels of the Rainforest.