Neil Pettie

Neil Pettie is a Scottish painter who has only recently moved from his home town of Edinburgh to spend his retirement years seeking inspiration among the many wonders of the 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. He paints mainly in acrylics but has dabbled in oils in the past. However the slow drying qualities of oil paint frustrate his impasto style.