Neil was born in Adelaide in 1963 and moved to Perth with his family in 1978.
He then decided to pursue a career in graphic design and studied at Perth Technical College from 1980-1982. It was here that he developed his drawing and painting skills.
Always seeking to explore and expand his own boundaries, Neil trained in many fine art mediums, including but not exclusive to, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. These skills, coupled with his ability to merge the technical world of design with the emotive and often sensitive world of visual art, has created a style that is distinctively his.