Neil attended the Sutton and Cheam School of Art in the early 1960s at 15, completing 2 years of general study and a two year diploma course in graphic design. Having developed a love for typography, he then completed a further year specialising in that at The London College of Printing.
A career in design studios, PR, Publishing, Marketing and Sponsorship all satisfied his interest in typography and a deep routed fascination for motor sport but as he progressed into management he became frustrated at being detached from the creative studio work.
Redundancy in 2004 was a mixed blessing providing as it did a need to forge a new career, (as a Driving Instructor), but on the positive side, time to explore a growing interest in watercolour. Ten years as an independent ADI kept the wolves from his door and allowed him time to develop his watercolour techniques until it was possible to retire completely.
Now able to devote as much time as possible to painting Neil has exhibited with The Croydon Art Society and independently at Ripley and Kinghams in Croydon. An opportunity to exhibit at The 2016 RAC Art of MotoringRegarding Exhibition in November in Pall Mall was a huge challenge but resulted in 4 out of his 6 pictures being sold and one picture commissioned.
Plans this Spring to build a modest garden studio will help Neil work in a more orderly way (it is hoped) and release his occupation and clutter in the dining room. Much to the relief of his long suffering wife.