Neil had always loved art as a child and whilst growing up at school. He enjoyed the freedom, spontaneity and escapism of painting and the way he could lose himself in the creative process.
History and Background
Neil furthered his artistic education at Central Saint Martins College in London and continues to learn on a daily basis in the studio.
He found his course at Central Saint Martins very interesting and enjoyable although a change in direction saw him pursue a career in banking and he worked in the City after university, not picking up a paintbrush for many years.
Ideas and Inspirations
It was an extended period of travel that rekindled Neil's love of art. Whilst travelling, his camera was his artistic outlet as he tried to capture elements of his new, exciting surroundings.
When Neil got home, he dusted off the palette and paints in an attempt to recapture some of the sights and experiences from his time abroad.
He quickly realised how much he had missed creating art and hasn't looked back since.
Neil’s subject is the urban environment and he continues to develop work inspired by the colour, vibrancy and energy of the city, which is constantly evolving and in a state of flux.