Live An Artful Life: The Art of Living Artfully

Thomas Neel (Author)


Through an appreciation for inspiration and creativity, career fine artist, Thomas Neel, using his 30 years of personal experience, passionately guides you through the lasting benefits of happiness, self improvement and stress relief found in living artfully.

As a pathway to happiness, Live An Artful Live offers an enlightened perspective on the benefits of immersing one's self into the activity of, and the appreciation for the arts and creativity. Learning how and why to live carefree, helps relieve the mental burdens of adult responsibilities. This fosters happiness, and personal growth, thus relieving stress and assisting in our well being..

Modern life has become a 24/7 news cycle, designed to grab you with fear and anxiety, while seemingly selling you the latest pharmaceuticals. If the side effects of the drugs weren't enough, the stressful side effects of the constant bombardment of it all, certainly is. Live An Artful Life is the stop and smell the roses approach for everyone. The message is simple.

  • Live - Not to just exist, not just the time between birth and death, but to live and experience life
  • Artful - Showing creative skill, cleverness or taste
  • Life - Again, not to just exist, but to possess the capacity to grow

In other words, to Live An Artful Life is to grow through experiencing the power of creativity, the freedom of imagination, and sharing your inspiration with others. It's not only knowing art exists, it's allowing artful things to live within and around you--there to inspire you and bring you joy, to be another language or voice.

Product Details

$10.95  $10.07
Live an Artful Life Inc
Publish Date
February 18, 2019
5.0 X 0.39 X 8.0 inches | 0.41 pounds
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About the Author

Thomas Neel is an accomplished artist, writer, photographer, designer, and art show judge, living in Virginia. Along with his thirty plus years as a fine art painter, his artful life has been complemented by gallery ownership, creative consulting and public speaking. Imagination never dwindled throughout his childhood, but his early love of automobiles became his first career which grew to a national sales manager position while living in Los Angles in the mid-1980s. This time in his life certainly aided in developing his business sense, which he attributes in part, to his success as an artist. But that time was also key in having him understand something essential about himself. That deep within, his calling was creativity. He decided to live his dream of becoming an artist, and his life-changing fine art career was born. With over 40 one-man shows and abundant fine art sales to his credit, Tom Neel's tranquil, scenic paintings primarily of Virginia, are the part of many private and corporate collections, both here and abroad. His commissions vary widely in subject matter. Along with his art career, Tom and his wife Linda founded Live An Artful Life (R) in 2008. This was not only the name for their art gallery; the name additionally encompassed their inspirational website and their active way of life. He also created a newspaper column called The Artist's Perspective, offering creative advice and his artful life philosophy. During this time, Tom spoke with hundreds of gallery customers, his art commission clients, and children through his work with schools and including those labeled with disabilities, and their parents. Tom came to understand that many suffered what he felt was creative starvation and that the appreciation for creativity and the arts could be life-changing. He feels his greatest gift is sharing how to Live An Artful Life.


Just a note of thanks to you for a wonderful respite. Yesterday was my day off and I spent a portion of it reading (in full) your book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was entertaining, challenging, reflective and affirming.

Tom's got a beautiful little book out called Live An Artful Life, a book I'm about halfway through and very highly recommend to everyone.

I loved this book, Mr. Neel has a great outlook on life and I think everyone should read this and hopefully start relaxing and start enjoying their lives alot more.