Live An Artful Life® is the passion of husband and wife artists, Tom and Linda Neel. Having both business and creative backgrounds, Live An Artful Life is an evolutionary endeavor.

Linda, with a long IT background, has danced on the edge of both backgrounds. Born in Denver, Co., she managed a Switching Control Center for Mountain Bell in that state. Her love for horses would bring her east to Virginia and her love of art would have her founding Leesburg’s first art gallery “Leesburg Gallery of Art”, in 1984. Linda and Tom met there in 1987.


Tom, a self taught fine artist first chose a multifaceted automotive career before meeting Linda. His endeavors living on both coasts, would include exotic automobiles, professional racing and after market customizing. He ended that career as National Sales Manager of Rancho Suspension in California to begin truly living an artful life! Driven by his creativity, Tom has been known as a fine artist, photographer, scale model builder and writer.

In 1990, both Linda and Tom were offered to direct GWS Galleries for the fine art publisher, The Greenwich Workshop, in Connecticut. As part of both the gallery and publishing management team, the couple worked with the countries top artists, original fine art and limited edition products.

They would both leave in 1994 for Tom to solely focus on his fine art career. Linda spent time as a business consultant before Northern Virginia’s IT growth grabbed her again, but those days are behind her and now as a textile artist, both focus on “Live An Artful Life!”


6474 Main St
The Plains, VA 20198


Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Monday/Tuesday: We Rest
Wednesday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM