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  Neil Heimsoth's creativity comes from a childhood spent in rural Missouri and an early love for the outdoors coupled with an exposure to painting provided by several of his cousins who were artists. He became fascinated with art at an early age. After winning first prize on a pencil drawing when only thirteen, he was admonished by his Pastor, "The Lord has given you a talent that He doesn't give to everyone. Wouldn't it be a sin if you didn't use it?" He has been painting ever since.

Neil Heimsoth's subject matter, includes local scenes such as his paintings of country churches in the Cole Camp area, and of specific areas that he finds interesting like Bennett Springs. But these paintings are more than a realistic rendering of a special place, they are more concerned with subtleties such as how early morning sunlight illuminates a group of Sycamore trees bordering a stream or the quiet beauty of a country church enveloped in the serenity of a winter's snow or October's bright colors.

An avid reader and collector of art books, Heimsoth has been influenced over the years by a number of great artists. One of these, George Inness, once said "...A work of art is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion. Its real greatness consists in the quality and force of this emotion." The works of Casper David Friedrich, the great German Romantic painter, have also been a great inspiration, and the influence of both of these painters can be seen in the paintings on these pages. Attempting to capture and portray this emotion is the challenge of painting.
 

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