A natural ability for art runs in the Marshall family. Neil’s late father produced some excellent ink drawings many years ago. Art college beckoned in 1972 having been prolific in art at school, some pictures featuring exhibitions at this early stage. However, engineering provided a safer option for a career choice. The direction into becoming a draughtsman and design engineer was a rewarding period before entering the management of engineering and production facilities.
During the last 10 years of his career, he was very active in computerised 3D modelling for design work. Local history has always been a major interest in his life. In 2007 he published a local history now and then format book in colour called “Gosport Reflections” which sold out all 3000 of the print run. The following year he produced a second book in the same format called “Portsmouth Reflections” this also sold out the print run which was 5000. There was no time for art in a busy career and family life (he has a wife and three daughters) until retirement 5 years ago. He now paints full time in his home studio. Whilst starting out painting normal subjects such as animal and people portraits he sought to develop something more unique. Combining his 3D modelling and art skills with a passion for local history, he came up with a method of producing reference pictures for scenes long gone that are from camera viewpoints that have never been done before.
This has been a successful formula that has sold many prints not only in the UK but to many overseas customers.
Neil recommends Stoke Gallery for framing.
Having used several different providers, they offer the best combination of quality, service and value. They have extensive experience in selecting good choices for mounting and framing his work.
All Neil Marshall Art originals are now framed exclusively
by Stoke Gallery.
Tel. 023 9252 2834
Outside Stoke Gallery, Gosport