Born in St Just in 1958, Neil grew up in West Penwith. After working successfully for 20 years as an illustrator, he began painting full time in the mid 1990s. An acclaimed solo show at this time quickly established him as one of Cornwall’s leading landscape painters.
These days Neil divides his time between Cornwall and Bath. In Cornwall he is based at his studio, Krowji in Redruth, where he spends his summers living and painting.