"I paint the atmosphere, the aura of the subject. I try to strip back the details and keep the painting as loose as possible, focusing on the spirit of the object."
A prolific painter from London, Neil Carroll is the champion of artistic study, Carroll's works epitomise what it means to capture the essence of something through the medium of oil paint. Painting faithful reproductions of single objects usually noted only for their benignity, Carrol injects interest and beauty into the mundane.
The Hook's Take: Neil Carroll's paintings are small but mighty, giving still life a contemporary twist.