Down the Dark Path Books, Paintings, and delicious darkness from J Edward Neill

New Painting – Night Emperor

August 26, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

On a lonely Friday eve, long after midnight slid by, I stood before a black canvas with the last drop of white paint clinging to my paintbrush. Sounds a bit dramatic, right? Anyway, I made good use of the white paint. And out came my latest painting, Night Emperor. Prints are available here. For purchase inquiries, hit me […]

A Door Never Dreamed Of…opens.

August 20, 2017 | Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In. We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away. For most people, it’s the perfect life. But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile. Abandoned, persecuted, and betrayed, the Outs plot their vengeance across the centuries. And when they open the Door, only […]

The Starving Artist and His Kid

August 16, 2017 | Art!, humor, Life | Permalink

I wouldn’t have it any other way. With that said, single dad art-making ain’t always easy. Almost six years ago, my son (the G Man) burst into my life. He was the Kool-Aid Man breaking through the brick wall of me. Upon his arrival, I prepared myself for sleepless nights, hours upon hours of crying, and the end of all […]

Two New Dark City Paintings

August 13, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Dark cities… Wasted landscapes… Unholy dwellings… These are among my favorite types of art to create. And so I have. * City of Nowhere – 24×48″ is among my more massive of my works. To make it happen, I slathered an entire canvas with red and black paint. After the base layer dried, I carved a […]

Reality is Best Served…with Red Wine

August 10, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Philosophy | Permalink

In J Edward’s latest book, he promises to drain one bottle of red wine per chapter. That’s the rule. There’s no breaking it. And while deep in his cups, he takes readers on a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant journey.  Playful yet serious, funny yet honest, the bounce between bottles takes readers on a stroll through everything. Dating. Religion. Politics. That one […]

New Huge Painting – Doomed Kingdom

August 5, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Artist T. Morrison and I have got it in our heads to sculpt and paint mushrooms. LOTS of mushrooms. We did this. And then this. As our shroomy confidence built, so too did the size of our canvasses increase. Until we decided to paint something really big… Doomed Kingdom – 24×36″ – our largest sculpture/painting yet. […]

Life & Dark Liquor

August 2, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Memoir | Permalink

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” – Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben * And so I shall. At least two cocktails per chapter. …to […]