Neil has been an artist for over 10 years he uses his experiences and passion to create his work. Neil feels that art is one of the few ways to truly express himself within the constraints of a modern society. He lives in a fantastic and rugged part of the world, Norway and uses the environment and life around him to inspire his work. Neil has used painting as a way of escaping from the difficulties of having dyslexia. Painting allows him to express himself in an open and creative way without the use of words. When Neil paints it excites him, as he never knows which road it will lead him down.

Neil has also been involved at the highest level within the sport of Judo representing the British Judo Association in major international events including two Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984 where Neil gained a bronze medal and 1988 Seoul. Neil, now living in Stavanger Norway, explains how his love of art began, saying: “I grew up in a tough area, which explains why I wanted to learn how to look after myself – but the art came from a need to express myself and give an outlet for my creative urges”.

Neil’s artwork can be described as unique, contemporary and modernistic. His pieces are layered, complex and multi-faceted. The powerful images use strong vibrant colors which help in the portrayal and understanding of the complexities of the modern world. His latest work is a collection consisting of contemporary abstract paintings produced by using digital imagery. Each painting is a unique insight into his experiences and impressions of a visit to the city of New York. These pieces highlight the energy, power and determination of both the New Yorkers and the city where they live.

Neil continues to explore different mediums and is always open to change.Neil’s artwork can be described as unique, contemporary and modernistic. His pieces are layered, complex and multi-faceted. The powerful images use strong vibrant colours which help in the portrayal and understanding of the complexities of the modern world.