Announcement Please visit my website at www.neilsoncarlin.com to view more examples of my work.
Please visit my website at www.neilsoncarlin.com to view more examples of my work.
Reviewed by Inactive on Aug 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
Joan is in our family’s blood line, so I look for most beautiful paintings of her. The packaging is acceptional, as well as the print quality. The artist was kind to communicate about the delay of another print, and I am really looking forward to ordering future artwork from this owner.
Giuseppe Butera on Jul 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
This print is beautiful and every bit as impressive in person as it is on-screen. The paper it's printed on is sturdy and thicker than I had expected. It is also signed by the artist and was packaged and delivered with care. It's worth the money and more!
wehspirit on May 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
I have been intrigued by this artist since World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philly. I saw this print a couple years ago and was blown away by the depth of the symbolism and the use of perspective. The print is beautiful. I purchased this a an ordination gift for a new priest. The ordination is 05/28/2022.
Kristin on May 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
The print is gorgeous! I will say that my “8x10” print is actually 8.5x10.5, which makes framing a little tricky, but the art is beautiful. Thank you!
Sacred and Devotional Art
When he was a boy, Neilson Carlin wanted to be Catholic priest – a strange desire for one raised as a Protestant. However, adolescence brought the realization that his true calling was his other great love: painting.
Neilson specializes in commissioned sacred and devotional art. After two decades in the commercial and gallery art markets, a conversion to Catholicism prompted Neilson to commit his career to working for the Church. He was one of just four artists commissioned to adorn the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI. This 14-month long project culminated in the execution of four, 11’ x 4.5’ multi-figure paintings of Catholic Saints Gianna Molla, Peregrine Laziosi, Therese of Lisieux and Blessed Father Miguel Pro. Other clients include The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, MO, Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church in Buckingham, PA, The St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Normal, IL, St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church in Avondale, PA, Sacred Heart Church in Royersford, PA, Church of St. Mary in Schwenksville, PA, and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Healdsburg, CA. Finally, Neilson was honored to be commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to paint the official iconic image of the Holy Family for the 2015 World Meeting of Families.
In addition to his commission work, 2017 marks his 20th year teaching drawing and painting at his school, the Carlin Academy of Fine Art, in Kennett Square, PA. Through the academy, he is training the next generation of artists in the representational tradition.Neilson completed his undergraduate training at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, receiving a BFA in illustration. He concluded his formal studies privately under figure painter Michael Aviano, a pupil of the legendary instructor and illustrator Frank J. Reilly. Through Aviano, Neilson traces his instructional lineage directly to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of 19th century France.
His work has been exhibited at the Arnot Art Museum, the Arts Club of Washington, the Louise Wells Cameron Museum, The Salmagundi Club and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. In 2003, his painting “Transcendence” was awarded First Place in the Still Life category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 20th Annual National Art Competition. In 2004, his painting “Emergence” received Second Place in the Portrait category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 21st Annual National Art Competition. Both paintings were selected from over 12,000 entries nationwide. His work has been published in the Spring 2006 American Artist Drawing Magazine, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing and How Did you Paint That? :100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals. In 2008 and 2014, he was the recipient of the First Place award in the Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.