Settling in Cornwall soon after the turn of the millennium, the artist originally hailed from Scotland. He came south to attend Farnham School of Art and then pursued his painting career abroad in Florence, before returning to lecture at Guildford School of Art and West Surrey College of Art.
Living and working now at Hellesveor, St Ives, he paints the ever changing landscapes of West Cornwall depicting both calm and fearsome weathers and terrains. He is a regular exhibitor at the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives.
2012: New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives
2016: Come Rain or Shine, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives (16 July-31 Aug)
2017: Call of the Wild, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives (8 July-5 Aug)
2018: The Lie of the Land, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives (7 July-1 Sept)
2020: Weathering the Storm, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives (4-25 July)
Cornishman (14.6.2012) 'Three seasons in one with Neil'
Cornwall Today (Aug 2016) 'A Quiet Storm' by Mercedes Smith