Neil works primarily in watercolour, specializing in equine and portraiture.
For many years Neil worked as a top Illustrator. Continually in demand, his work included portraits of Lester Piggott and Derby winner Slip Anchor ridden by Steve Cauthen for Illustrated London News. He was a prolific illustrator for The New York Herald and Tribune and The Readers Digest and he regularly provided portraits for the political column of the Observer newspaper and front cover paintings for the Sunday Observer colour supplement.
When Neil left advertising he turned to fine art and private commissions. Inspired by his love of horses he undertook various paintings for the racing fraternity.
His recent work includes many paintings situated in and around Newbury Racecourse including the Winners Enclosure - coordinated by Sasha Green racing correspondent for BBC South and manager for the Racing Syndicate.
Neil has been allowed access to Nicky Henderson Yard at Seven Burrows Racing Stables in order to paint a series of paintings, situated both in the yard and on the gallops.
Andrew Balding’s Stables in Kingsclere have also allowed Neil access to create a series of paintings again in the yard and on the gallops.
Royal Windsor Polo Club, Smiths Lawn, and the Royal Horse Guards Polo Team have also provided Neil with subjects for his paintings, including a series depicting Paul, the Farrier of the Polo ponies. He has also painted a series of Mare and Foals and a series of Carriage Horses and Carriage Driving.
Neil teaches Life Drawing and Watercolour Master Class at Newbury College.
His work has been shown at the SEA exhibitions in London and Newmarket, The Mall Galleries London, The Singer Freidlander Exhibition, Windsor Great Park and several exhibitions in London, Paris, and Frankfurt. Neil has also exhibited in Spain, and Australia.
Neil lives in Berkshire in the heart of racing country. For further information please email