For 11 years Neil worked as an Architectural Model Maker in London undertaking commissions from some of the worlds most prestigious architects.
He worked on projects such as Buckingham Palace Extension, Arsenals Emirates Stadium, Burj Al Arab Dubai, The Shard London and Baku Shopping Village Azerbaijan,
His position required him to be part of the consultation team that met with the architect to discuss what they wanted to convey in the model. To ensure the finished model would be representative of the planned building working using a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, plastic and a range of spray techniques to give the effect of different materials which the buildings and surrounding area would be constructed from.
Neil has painted most of his life but more seriously in the past six years
“I’m completely self taught and am inspired by the dutch masters and the vanitas and the glowing quality these painting have.”
Artist thoughts behind the skull pieces:
“The paintings are part of a series in which skulls represent gender and the human character rather than depicting death and mortality. The subject is used to deliver a message of human emotion, interaction and reaction. We have created a world where happiness and love is measured by material wealth….”
Neil has shown with Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller and Maxim from the Prodigy.