Neil Adamson

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    Neil was born in Connecticut, and has been a Florida resident since his family made the move South in 1950 when he was a young teenager. Neil's careers and interests are very diversified. As a career Firefighter for the city of St. Petersburg, Neil studied commercial art and design and became a Commercial Artist, an Art Director, and a Photographer before launching his career into a self publishing Artist. He was also a Classic Car Restorer, a construction worker and a skilled scuba diver. 

Neil's painting career launched in 1968 and he has remained a committed artist to this day. To date he has won over 250 awards in National, Regional, and local shows. His art has earned Signature Memberships in 3 major Watercolor Societies: the American,( his lifelong goal!) the National, and the Florida Watercolor society. Between the years of 2009 and 2013, Neil was honored with 7 awards from the FWS. The most recent award being the ''Guy Beattie Silver Signature '' Award. He has been honored to have his work selected 8 times for the AWS International Exhibitions in New York. The latest being in 2012. The awards are the highlights of his long and accomplished career.

Other prestigious awards earned by Neil Adamson include the following:

Arts for the Parks National Art Show- Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Placed in the Top 100 of the Nation 12 Times

Award of Excellence                         20 Times

Merit Award for Wildlife Painting

Multiple Paintings were chosen for some shows, that's why the high # of times

Paint America Exhibit- Topeka, Kansas

Placed in the Top 100                     7 times

Award of Excellence                      37 times

Region 1 Winner (Maine to Florida)  2007

Judges Award                                  2011

Signature Membership                    2008

Master Circle                                  2011

**Arts in Embassy Program- Washington DC**

-San Jose, Costa Rico, Minsk-Belarus, Australia


Best of Watercolor Series: ''Splash'' books #1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10,11 13

North Light Books, Cincinnati Ohio

-''Enliven Your Paintings With Light''


''Watercolor Magic'' and ''Florida Wild Life'' 

Public Buildings:

Medical Offices and Hospitals, Colleges/Universities, Museums. Included a few pieces being held by the fine Arts Museum of St Petersburg, Corporations, Art Shops. Also in homes of private collectors and commercial collections. 

Neil Hamilton Adamson has traveled extensively throughout the United States. His main interest being the National Parks and the Coastlines of the East and West. Also, his travels have included the British Columbia and Canada in particular Nova Scotia...always looking for a new interest for his paintings. 

Currently Adamson resides in St Petersburg, Florida with his wife, Jeanne and their dog Bailey.. A REAL work of Art!!


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