The Artwork of Donald Neal and the Soul of Belle Glade, SLR/IRL

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A few months ago I met Donald Neal. I was at the “Laurence E. Will Museum of the Glades” in Belle Glade. I saw him first from afar, and I knew, even though I did not know who he was, that he was someone special, someone I wanted to meet. His graying hair in dreads ….donning a carelessly worn paint be-speckled dress shirt and trousers looked so stylish a New York fashion designer would have certainly found a “new look.” His eyes seemed to contain generations of local history: drainage, planting, harvesting, deathly hurricanes, flooding, backbreaking work, destruction of the environment, the good and evil of money, prejudice, love, hate, sugarcane, water, and hope.

Today I will share some of his paintings that are on display at the Museum of the Glades and I encourage you to make the drive yourself. After years in the spotlight and then in the darkness, Donald is making a comeback. I think he’s going to make it big again as the time for Donald’s message seems just about right…

Museum of the Glades: http://www.museumoftheglades.org

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Palm Beach Culture: http://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/detail/442008118/A_Plethora_of_Styles_by_Donald_Neal

Belle Glades Sun: http://bellegladesun.com/human-interest/belle-glade-artist-continues-creating/

3 thoughts on “The Artwork of Donald Neal and the Soul of Belle Glade, SLR/IRL

  1. Jacqui ~


    On another note: I appreciate Don Neal’s talent. I only would suggest that you had placed a disclaimer that there was female nudity. As a female fine artist and a Christian, this is seriously offensive because it is exploitation. The enemy is subtle and knows how to wear down the defenses of purity and public decency by skirting around objectionable and prohibited displays as “art”.

    On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 9:03 AM, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch wrote:

    > Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch posted: ” A few months ago I met Donald Neal. I > was at the “Laurence E. Will Museum of the Glades” in Belle Glade. I saw > him first from afar, and I knew, even though I did not know who he was, > that he was someone special, someone I wanted to meet. His graying hai” >

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