Robert Neil Artist | About
About

Working from his studio in Worcestershire, Robert is a largely self taught artist whose work is primarily focused on portraiture and figurative painting. He produces thoughtful, painterly images and strongly believes that portrait painting still has an important role in the digital age.

He was elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) in 2010 and became President in 2012.

Robert’s Portrait ‘Jeweller’ was selected for the 2014 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and has toured the UK to venues including the Sunderland Museum, Sottish Portrait Gallery and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

 

 

Exhibition Highlights
  • Royal West of England Academy – Open 2015
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Portrait Prize 2015
  • BP Portrait Award 2014
  • West Midland Open 2014
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2014
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Oil 2013
  • Weston Park Open 2013
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Portrait Prize 2013
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2013
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2012
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Annual Prize 2012
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Annual Prize 2011
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Annual Prize 2010

 

Prizes
  • Royal West of England Open 2015 – Affordable Art Fair ‘You Choose Award’
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists annual Prize 2015 – Highly Commended
  • Short-listed for BP Portrait Award 2014
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists biennial Portrait Prize 2013 – 2nd Place
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists annual Prize 2011 – 1st Place

 

Education
  • London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA)