Neto Atkinson (Ernesto) is a Guatemalan-born, American painter. Born June 11th, 1981, Neto’s passion for art and making art grew out of his desire to capture awe and wonder on his canvas at a very young age. He has demonstrated an extraordinary artistic talent as he’s explored his passion of art in his social construct, poetry, religion, politics and in the field of architecture.
As he embarks on every new journey to different cultures, Neto explores his understanding of art and the human connection, which solidifies his belief that art is and active agent of change.
In 2007 Atkinson began his artistic training and received a BFA from North Dakota State University, and an MA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis on Art therapy in 2014.
Neto is professionally known as “Ernesto Atkinson” in the Mental Health profession and the specialized field of Art Therapy. He uses art as a way to become a witness to his participant’s personal growth by engaging them in an adaptive and creative path of self-exploration.
Neto is an exceptionally prolific painter whose creative achievements and revolutionary artistic accomplishments focus on the representation of the contemporary movement of his own existence and experience. His artistic representations are based on his daily life, and on his own philosophy. Neto Atkinson is considered a colorful poet who leaves a message of peace, love, wonder and awe with each color and stroke on a canvas.