April 3, 2020
For a lot of us, there’s a balancing act going on right now – feelings of gratitude, on the one hand, and loss on the other. There’s a loneliness for casual interactions with the people you like at the grocery store and elsewhere (hello, Regina, Willie Mae, and K.O. at Green Hills Kroger, I miss you!). There’s a loneliness for dinner and outings with friends …
November 3, 2019
November’s glories include three new books by Nashville authors – Andrew Maraniss (“Games of Deception”), Anne Byrn (“Skillet Love”), and Shane Neal (“Portrait Painting: My Point of View”).
November 18, 2018
Michael Shane Neal, close to his own half-century mark, paints portraits with an eye to history – the history of his subjects and also his own. He illuminates his subjects through his work – and is himself illuminated. He is both the revealer and the revealed. He finds the glow.
January 19, 2016
Portrait Artist Michael Shane Neal doesn’t fly under the radar. If you’re walking down the streets of New York with him, he’ll wear a bowler hat with his pin striped suit. In Scotland, he’ll don the tartan of his clan. If he’s not wearing his artist’s smock in the studio, he’s likely to be found in attire that would be equally appropriate in the mid-19th …