Two of the Country’s Best Realist Painters: Stacy Barter and Neil Adamson

Two of the Countries Best Realist Painters, Stacy Barter  and Neil Adamson Showing Together For The First Time at Nuance Galleries in St Petersburg

Saturday  Jan. 11 2014  5:00pm to 9:30pm
One Women One Man Realist Show 2924 Central Ave, St Petersburg FL


This Dual show opens this Saturday night with both Artist present from 5:00pm until 9:30pm. These distinguished Painters are from very different disciplines; their styles, subjects and techniques are worlds apart. Yet both have become two of the finest realist painters in this country.

Adamson and Barter have both been artists most of their lives and have achieved masterful levels in there work and career. Both have won hundreds of prestigious State & National awards from juried art competitions all over the US and have had many gallery and museums shows which are listed in their biographies.

Neil H. Adamson a Realist Painter- AWS,NWS,FWS,PAA-M (view Neil’s bio)
Subjects: Primarily Wildlife and Landscape.
Medium: Diluted Acrylic on smooth rag board

“I particularly love Drawing & Painting scenes with Wildlife and water ”  …Neil Adamson

Stacy Barter a Realist Painter- OPA,NOAPS  (view Stacy’s bio)
Subject: Primarily People and Stile Life
Medium: Oil on Linen

“I love working from life, whether it’s from flowers or a model it is exhilarating and ever changing.” …Stacy Barter

When you view the original Paintings selected for this show at Nuance you will see new works along with some of the artists’ award winning peices. No doubt, both are natural talents but in the world of realism it takes many “years of hours” to gain the accuracy and refined skills needed to be a great Realist Painter. This genre is not for the painter who doesn’t have patience for detail ; realism of this nature demands an immersive relationship with the subject.

“Detail doesn’t make a great painting by it’s self”  Neil said in an interview.  “It take it all …composition use of color, drawing, light, negative space and for the detail I use brushes with one hair sometimes..I love the detail!”

 It is the choice and treatment of the subject matter that defines Realism as a movement in painting.

“At the heart of realist is the truthful portrayal of typical objects, events and people. Realist paintings tend to resonate strongly with many people because of their honest depiction of life as it exists. Realism paints real life in all its flawed glory, treating familiar objects, everyday people, and ordinary events as worthy subjects of realism art.”

Neil and Stacy come together for the first time for this rare event. Both artists will be sharing their special subjects and their personal experiences of living and working as artist.
Don’t miss this Second Saturday Art Walk Opening at Nuance St Pete
Artists like Neil Adamson And Stacy Barter are what have helped St Petersburg become the # 1 Art City in America for its size 3 years in a row.
Nuance Galleries is proud to be a part of this. As a member of the Downtown Arts Association, Nuance Galleries St Pete works with the Museums, Artist Studios and the other Galleries to keep St Pete #1, and continue the growth of all the arts in Downtown.

St Peteresburg did not instantly become the nation’s number one of the Top 25 Arts Destination for mid-sized U.S. cities (populations under 499,999)

For the third year in a row we in ‘The Burg’ won hands down. Tampa was voted 3rd in the nations by (

St Pete has had a steady increase in  year-round museum attendance and arts patronage—and, according to Rob Rowan this filters art into the everyday life of our community.

Hope to see you this Saturday, come meet and spend time with Stacy and Neil for our first big show of the year.


Nuance Galleries Tampa

804 South Dale Mabry
Tampa, Fl 33609

Phone : 813-875-0511
Contact : Robert, Diane or Mary Beth
[email protected]

Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
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Nuance Galleries St Pete

2924 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33712

Phone: 727-209-2125
Contact: Suzanne & Robert
[email protected]

Monday by appointment,
Tuesday-Friday 11am to 5 pm