"I am a post-industrial surrealist. And I am one of the first post-literate writers."

Neal Cormier is an artist, writer and philosopher. His art concentrates on the metaphysical questions that lie in the realm of dreams, but are mostly to do with reality as waking consciousness, and art as a way to reach this spiritual-mental space.

Like the expressionists and post-impressionists, the way it all relates to his life and its meaning takes precedence over the aesthetics of realism. Joseph Campbell, mythologist, once said: "Art is the public dream."

This is the point of departure for his paintings. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, he went on to study Fine Art at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has since sold a variety of pieces to clients from around the world.

His paintings and drawings have been shown in cafes, bars and galleries in New York City, Washington D.C., San Fransisco, Paris, and Alençon, France. His concentration is visual art--especially oil painting.

He's also into sci-fi and penned a full length novel called Vesper Heliotropic, featured on Amazon Kindle Books, with a counterpart graphic novel series sold on Lulu Inc.

He now resides in New York City with his fiancé, Katherine.

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