Today we’d like to introduce you to Neal Breton.
Neal, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My mom threw me into design classes right out of high school. “Be anything but a bastard firefighter like your father” she said and spit on the ground.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I have an impressive collection of tape guns stolen from all the mailroom/office/warehouse jobs I’ve had to take in order to paint cute stuff.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Neal Breton Artist story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m really good at eating donuts. I wish there was a job or a government grant that would allow me to do that for a living. But here in REALITY, I am known for colorful California poolscapes, as I like to call them. I’ve also started to tread lightly into being a hardline non-objectional colorist, which is like an abstract painter but with painter’s tape stuck to their shoes and pants.
I am most proud of being known as a local curmudgeon and opinionated jerk to those who (mostly) deserve it. My best works are the text message rants I pour into naive artists’ phones when they tell me about rich people wanting them to do jobs for “exposure”.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck is like making your own pizza– it’s not the best but at least you made it yourself, and that counts for something.
- Pool paintings – $300-900
- 10×10 abstract paintings $300, neon abstract paintings $800
- All above pricing subject to change depending on how many donuts you bring me.
- Website: www.nealbreton.com
- Phone: 805.234.7694
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @nealbretonart
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiascogallery/
Bio image credit: Alexandra Wallace @thelittlealli
All other images courtesy of the artist