“My “style” is realistic, but my intent is not “photo realism”. Detail in painting is important, but the final product should look like a painting. I’ve drawn and painted all my life and look forward to many more years of creating art for people to enjoy.”
Neil grew up on Cape Cod where he began to show an early interest in creating drawings and paintings of local seascapes and landscapes. He received his formal training at Massachusetts College of Art..
In 1991 Neil was commissioned to paint a series of aerial views of various prestigious sights, which were published and sold in limited editions. A few of these sites include Augusta National Golf Course, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Harvard University and the villages of Hyannisport and Osterville : all from a “Birds Eye View”.
Neil spent a few years living and painting in the Caribbean, where he still finds inspiration on his annual trips south. He has met with great success painting the endless beauty of Jamaica, The Caymen Islands, Bermuda and Key West. Caribbean commissions include art work created for Sandals Resorts, Jablum Blue Mountain Coffee Co. and Caribbean Utilities Inc.