Neil Canning is an artist who is not afraid to experiment and change, to move into and occupy new territories of expression. 

Mel Gooding

Neil has produced numerous large scale paintings and series of works for major development projects. These are often created as the building is being constructed enabling the artwork to be installed as soon as possible.

2016 Clarges Building, Mayfair, London.

"Sanctuary" by Neil Canning at Clarges installation

Sanctuary – oil on canvas 200x300cm

Developer – British Land plc
Architects – Squire and Partners, London
Consultant – Chris Shake, Unit London

The architects who created this building were keen to install a large canvas in the main foyer. In terms of interior design the location suggested themes of London parks and gentlemens clubs. Material samples and colour schemes were provided as well as detailed virtual images of the space. Initially 8 small studies were produced exploring different colour combinations and forms. The final selection was made by the developers and architects and that study became the starting point for the final canvas.

2008-2009 Cardiff Central Library

Cardiff library art installation by Neil Canning

Client    Cardiff City Council
Design  Stills Design Cardiff

This commission was quite unique as it involved two separate elements. Five original canvases were commissioned and these were eventually installed in the newly built Central Library. The finished canvases were also digitally scanned at extremely high resolution. Greatly enlarged images were then printed onto acoustic board and attached to circular sound booths on each floor of the building. Other printed images covered whole walls, the largest being six meters in length. The sheer scale of the pieces introduces a great sense of drama and movement enhancing the clean lines of the architecture.

2009   John Lewis Store, Cardiff

John Lewis Installation by Neil Canning

Developer – British Land plc
Client        John Lewis Partnership plc

John Lewis have worked with many artists to provide original art for their stores, the most notable being the large sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth on Oxford Street.