Neil Anderson lives and works in East Devon, where he studied Art and Design at Exeter College and Fine Art at Plymouth University. He has recently finished an intensive year studying portrait sculpture at the Hatherly School of Fine Art, Chelsea.
Prior to embarking on an artistic career, Neil worked for twenty five years in various aspects of psychiatry, spending much of the latter years helping adults with mental health problems. This experience of working alongside men with issues of violence, anger and emotional conflict has influenced his art, and his knowledge of both human emotions and anatomy is evident in his figurative work.
Neil’s work has been described as ‘melding classicism with modernism’. Influences range from Greek and Roman sculpture to Giacomitti and Marino Marini, Jacob Epstein and Elisabeth Frink.