John Neville is one of my favorite artists. He has been praised as a master printmaker, folk artist, and fantastic storyteller. The subjects of Neville’s distinct artwork are the fishermen of his village of Halls Harbor in Nova Scotia. His simple style thoughtfully portrays these men in their daily tasks, a lifestyle that is becoming more and more rare. A subject that might be thought unglamorous becomes magical in the brilliant colors and shapes that Neville creates. He finds beauty in the Nova Scotia land and ocean and in the local people. Neville now splits his time between Damariscotta, ME and Canada and his work can be seen at Gleason Gallery in Damariscotta and at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.