New Zealand Herald – November 2008 (Say It With Flowers)

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

“The artist thrusts his plants uncompromisingly at us. Nowhere is this more apparent than in one long painting which is a grove of flax, dense enough to hide in with the growth patterns of its leaves making a syncopated rhythm right across. As well as the rhythm there is the harsh reality of the ravages […]

New Zealand Herald – September 2007 (White Light)

Friday, September 28th, 2007

“The paintings of Neal Palmer, at the SOCA Gallery in Newton until September 27, are also exceptionally large. The subject, when it is vegetation, is enlarged far beyond its natural size. The results are often vivid and the appropriately titled Flame Thrower is a surge of scarlet flowers spread in great detail across three panels. The […]