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Neil Felton is an artist in the broad sense of the word. In other words, he is a dreamer who spends most of his waking hours painting, writing and playing music. He also makes a mean expresso coffee.
In the leader to his novel about to be published, he has quoted John Lennon's words – words about a dreamer. Read excerpts from the book – see menu.


7 July, 2017. Tomorrow, Saturday 8th, some of my painting are being featured in the Society Art Centre, King Street, Opotiki. Closes July 12 so be quick if you want to see some of Opotiki's local talent. Art works, that is.

30 May, 2017.
All art work at Art on Commerce St is now up for tender!

29 May, 2017. Not long to go at Art on Commerce St, Whakatane. We will be closing 8th June and reopening in November, so do get down there to see this eclectic mix of works by artists in our district.

Some of my paintings are being featured at Art on Commerce Street. That's in Whakatane, opposite Guthrie Bowron. If you are by that way, do pop in and have a gander.

All the best.

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This is my latest work in acrylics. I don't normally name my paintings but this somehow became “Knockout”. it is a sketchy affair, a face of the imagination, an abstraction; the left arm and hand/ glove in particular depicting motion - delivering the punch line.
See menu for more paintings.

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While waiting for my book to be published, I find myself writing poetry. What follows is a work in progress

stumps me
says tree
I’ve been here
since elementary

last of
nature’s stand
with wide view
of the sea

watery ways
that bore us
for what?

to grow
TVs and PCs
as microwaves fade
and oil recedes

stumps me

bald head
in the sky
missing lines

bird’s song
In perfect pitch
beneath the bark

scratch bird
mark my words
show the world
what we’re made of

old salt
from the sea
trails you leave

Stumps me…

art is