Brian Neher

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Brian Neher is a professional portrait painter accepting both private and corporate commissions. 

His work has gained recognition and awards from both the Portrait Institute in Manhattan, New York, as well as the West Coast Society of Portrait Painters in San Diego, California. His portraits have been shown in American Artist magazine, Portrait & Figure Painting Highlights by American Artist Magazine, Charlotte magazine, and seen on national television. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and his work can be seen in private homes and institutions throughout the United States. 

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pensacola Christian College and studying under world renowned master portrait painter, Joe Bowler, Brian has learned the principles and techniques of painting that are used to create a timeless work of art.

For information on commissioning a portrait, or to see more of Brian Neher’s work, visit
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  • 7 Jan 2013
  • "You be the Judge" art contest 2013

    Grand Prize package worth over $10,000! Best part of all, it's FREE to enter! For all of the details about the contest and how to enter visit

  • 29 Jan 2012
  • FREE Online Art Contest by Brian Neher

    I"ll be having a FREE online art contest which begins on February 6, 2012.

    The purpose of the contest is to help educate, inspire and equip artists in their own artistic studies. There's an incredible Grand Prize which is sure to inspire any artist.

    Sponsors of this year's contest include Richard Schmid, Dan Gerhartz, Joe Bowler, American Artist magazine, Jack Richeson Co., Silver Brush Limited, Yale University Press, Blick Art Materials, Jerry's Artarama and ASW Express.

    I'm now accepting submissions for the contest. For more information about how to enter visit