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artist , educator

Zahidi Sahaj Neale, American artist, educator. License massage therapist California; certified instructor drawing on the right side of the brain California, talented arts evaluator-visual Louisiana. Recipient Volunteer of Year, Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Louisiana-Slidell Club, 2000-2001, Silvestri International award, 2000; grantee, City of Slidell, 2001.


Neale, Zahidi Sahaj was born on January 19, 1953 in Bakersfield, California, United States. Daughter of Harold Jess Wilson and Beryl Kathleen Heaney.


Associate of Arts, Bakersfield College, 1976.


Medical assistant, recovery room tech Family Planning Associates Medical Group, Bakersfield, 1974—1981. Medical assistant Community Health Centers Kern County, 1975—1976. Massage therapist Elder Chiropractic, 1982—1986, Pleasanton, 1987—1991.

Artist, instructor community education program Zahidi Neale Studios, Slidell, Louisiana, since 2000. Talented arts evaluator St. Tammany Parish (Louisiana) School District, since 2000. Evaluation panel Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Grants, Slidell, 1999.

Airman first United States Air Force, 1971-1973.


  • License massage therapist California. Certified instructor drawing on the right side of the brain California, talented arts evaluator-visual Louisiana.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in permanent collections Parish Collection (Purchase award, 2001).


Founder Kern Bodyworkers Guild, Bakersfield, 1990—1992. Member of St. Tammany Art Association, American Bodyworkers Massage Professionals, Anaheim Art Association (newsletter committee 1996), Bakersfield Art Association (secretary, scholarship chair, permanent collection committee 1992-1994), Slidell Art League (treasurer 1999—2002, Artist of Month 2000).


  • Other Interests



Married Michael Daniel Luttrell (divorced August 1, 1986). Married Michael John Neale, October 12, 1986. Children: Daya Darshan Luttrell, Ian Robert.

Harold Jess Wilson

Beryl Kathleen Heaney

Michael Daniel Luttrell

Michael John Neale

Daya Darshan Luttrell Neale

Ian Robert Neale