David Neace

‘Seems Like Yesterday’

20 x 24 inches

Prismacolor and Verithin Pencils, Strathmore 400 series paper

photo ref my own

I am a self-taught artist. My father was an artist and I started drawing by mimicking what he was working on. I started with pencil then onto pen and ink drawings and oils during my teen years. After graduating high school in 1966 I went to work for Rand McNally as a cartographic technician. It was here that my real artistic training began. I learned about inks, overlays, masking, typefaces and fonts, type placement, detailed line work and accuracy. While working at Rand McNally I attended Vocational School and learned how to operate a copy camera, silk screening and running a 4-color press. I also gained knowledge in the PMS color system and pre-press work. I stayed in this line of work for over 20 years, working for various printing, graphic and mapping companies. As the mapping business was changing from manual to digital, I took a 180 degree turn and went to cosmetology school at the ripe old age of 42. This gave me skill in working in 3 dimensions. Sculpting and designing hair with precision cuts and color theory added depth to my visual work. I finally put all of this together when I became the General Manager of a live stage production theatre. From sets design to costumes and wigs to the management of the box office and sales, this rounded out my education in the arts.


Gallery Representation:

  • 2015 - present Fayette Gallery Lexington Kentucky

  • On-line Galleries: Fine Art America, ArtPal, David Neace Artist


Juried Shows/Memberships:

  • Ann Kullberg Members Show (juried)

  • Australian Society of Colored Pencil Artists Colourbrations Annual Exhibition (juried)

  • International Guild of Realism Membership Juried Colored Pencil Treasures Vol 5 (juried)

  • Colored Pencil Magazine 2017 Art Competition (juried)

  • Colored Pencil Society of America ArtSpectations on-line show (non-juried)

  • Kentucky Arts Council Governor’s Derby Exhibit (juried)

  • Colored Pencil Treasures Vol 4

  • Juried book Lex Arts Drawn to Paper Juried

  • group art exhibit Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsmen Membership (juried)

  • Valdosta Art Show Juried 2001 Woodstock Arts 1997, 1999, 2001 Juried

  • Whitney Museum of Modern Art/Maryland Parks and Recreation (1986) Juried

  • winner Covington Kentucky Arts and Crafts Fair (1983) Juried

  • Kentucky Artists Show (1978) Juried



  • Classes Drawing Reflections in Colored Pencil

  • Jessamine County Library (2 years)

  • Ann Kullberg Color magazine Cover July 2017

  • Senior Centers (2) Tampa Florida Drawing Landscapes in Colored Pencil Color

  • Step by step drawing metal reflections

  • One man shows:

  • Color On-line showcase-Jan, Feb, March, April, May

  • The Bunker Ybor City Tampa FL Historic Canton Theatre Carols Corner Café, Cincinnati Ohio Coolbreeze Restaurant DC Lexington Center (Rupp Arena)

‘Tye Dyed’

18 x 24 inches

Prismacolor and Verithin Pencils, Strathmore 400 series paper

photo ref my own


14 x 21 inches

Prismacolor and Verithin Pencils, Arches 140lb, watercolor paper,

photo ref my own

‘American Icon’

18 x 24 inches

 Prismacolor and Verithin Pencils, Strathmore 400 series paper

photo ref my own

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