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A field at sunset with silhouettes of trees, elephants, and a hot air balloon in Masai Mar

Prepare to embark on a luxurious 10-day Painting Safari to Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park in South Africa with Michael Shane Neal, world renowned artists to be your mentor and guide. This amazing, all-inclusive retreat has been specifically created for a small group  looking to improve their skills and experience one of the world's most celebrated wildlife areas. The daily itinerary consists of game drives, painting models or beautiful landscapes, and gathering inspiration for further studio work.

Non-Painting friends are welcome as there will be plenty to do for you.


Exclusive Kruger National Park Painting Experience

Date: Aug 01, 2024

Location: Kruger National Park

Price: $16 500  per person

Michael Shane Neal

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Michael Shane Neal is a portrait artist who has completed over 500 commissioned portraits of notable figures, such as former President George H.W. Bush and actor Morgan Freeman. He has received numerous awards and is the chairman of the Portrait Society of America board. Neal has also served on the boards of various organizations and is a member of several art clubs. He enjoys church and community outreach, golf, plein-air painting, travel, and reading, with a particular interest in history.

Neal's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his portrait work, he is also an accomplished landscape painter and has won awards for his figurative paintings. Neal is known for his attention to detail and ability to capture his subjects' essence in his work.

Image by Wolfgang Hasselmann