Neil McChrystal Art

Artist and Illustrator


PSA : User access


For some reason this week I have become the target of dozens of spam user registrations every day. It’s either that or I’ve all of a sudden become incredibly popular with people with strange (yet barely plausible) names. For this reason I have disabled user registrations until I can get a better security user registration plugin.

In the meantime, if you want to set up a user, ping me a message via the “contact” form, and I’ll sort that for you.




Due to the amount of spam comments I’ve all of a sudden become a target for I’ve changed the blog to allow comments only from registered users. Sorry is this inconveniences anyone.


Making an exhibition of myself



I’ll be exhibiting in the ‘Braw’ exhibition at Offshore, Gibson Street, Glasgow later this month.

The opening is Friday the 24th of May from 6pm but the show is on for a month after that if you can’t make that. I’ll have Two Roads (as long as it’s back from the framers in time!) and Portrait of a Scot on display and on sale in the show.

Also under the ‘Art Fusion’ banner, I’ll be working “live” and al-fresco on a large abstract in the Gibson Street gala during the day on the 2nd of June, so pop along and see how it’s done! Here’s hoping the weather holds 🙂


I aten’t dead

It has been a while hasn’t it? Well it’s not because I haven’t been doing, because I have, but I had some technical issues with the blog which have now been sorted out, then I had to find time to sit down and restore it. Because the old theme I was using is gone I’ve had to find a new one and customise it all over again… Ain’t technology somethin’?

I won’t be updating with six months’ worth of stuff but a few highlights on the way then normal service will be resumed, just as soon as I work out what normal is anyway.



I have a new Facebook page. If you are a Facebook user please pop by and hit “like” or even “share”. Thanks!



Website tweaks

Couple of updates to the website:

Presence added to paintings.
The full Sky Blue series now has a page of its own.
Portrait of a Scot added to drawings.
A couple of images removed from the ‘for sale’ section 🙂

It hasn’t moved though – it’s still at



I will be exhibiting at the Olympus art show in the Radisson Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow over Easter weekend. Pieces on display (and for sale!) will be:

Oxygene (original)
Magnetic Fields (original)
Enlightened (original)
Ocean Cloud (original)
Presence (original)
Kaikoura (the last giclee artist’s proof )

You do need to be a member of the convention to see the art show, but it’s well worth it. More details at


28 Drawings Later – the book

The 28 Drawings Later book is now available to order from It features three of my drawings from the project (Death of a Sharpie, Mercury Cast and Kia Kaha) as well as loads of fabulous drawings from the many talented people who contributed to the project. The whole thing was organised and the book edited by Victoria Evans.

Preview the entire book here:

It’s available as a compact edition and as a deluxe coffee-table type book as well direct from blurb.


The prints are in!

And I’m very pleased with the first proofs.

Kaikoura - print proof

Loch Fyne - print proof
Loch Fyne


Print detail 2
Detail 1

Print detail 1
Detail 2



I’m very excited to announce that I’ve managed to get a couple of pieces professionally photographed and ready for giclée printing.

Giclée allows me to produce professional digital prints using high quality paper and inks in small affordable batches, so that some paintings which have either been sold or are not for sale can be made available in print form. Obviously I don’t have access to all my originals which have been sold in order to have them photographed, but I hope to make a small selection of more popular pieces available this way.

First up will be Kaikoura and View From a Fish Supper at Loch Fyne – images and prices very soon!