Neil Faulkner RSMA


Born in North Staffordshire Neil was seen to have a natural talent for drawing at an early age. Recognising this, his father removed him from the local high school to Burslem School of Art, a school that had fostered many fine artists, and from there to Stoke Art College where he completed his diploma.

His early career was spent first with Wedgewood and then with Royal Doulton fine bone china companies where he was responsible for very many designs and Royal Commerative works.

During his time working in industry he became a member of the Society of Staffordshire Artists.

Now an independent full-time professional painter, Neil works in both oils and watercolour and likes to paint a variety of subjects where the light has a  strong role in the composition and colour, texture and mood reflect his observations.

Subjects from allotment sheds to beautiful vistas of Venice, France and Spain have been within his compass. Earlier influences have included John Singer Sargent, Stanley Spencer and Sir William Russell-Flint and in particular the work of Andrew Wyeth whose RA Exhibition in 1980 inspired Neil to push his own boundaries and to continue to develop his work.


Born October 1952, Stoke on Trent

1967 - 1971 Stone on Trent College of Art

1972 - 1976 Wedgewood Design Studio

1976 - 2004 Royal Doultan Design Studio, Ceramic Designer / Illustrator

1982  - Present, Member of the Society of Staffordshire Artists

2004 - Present, Proffesional Artist

2015 Elected an Associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists


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