Neil Pettie is a Scottish painter who has only recently moved from his home town of Edinburgh to spend his retirement years seeking inspiration along the beautiful Kent coast.
He has been painting seriously for around 18 years, having completed a three year painting course with the Open College of Art topped up with regular stints at Edinburgh College of Art Summer School.
He is primarily a landscape and seascape painter but before leaving Edinburgh became fascinated by the local flora in all its guises, particularly spring and summer poppies. Using his innate sense of composition and colour balance he creates semi abstract works which invariably are easy on the eye.
He has exhibited in such far flung locations as Essex, Surrey, Edinburgh, Inverness and Rome and has the distinction of having sold one of his paintings in a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition.