Neville has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world – animals and mammals in particular and history in general, alongside a variety of other interests including trampolining and the cinema.
Neville joined mentoring studios at Project Art Works in the autumn of 2009. He has since largely focussed on drawing. These he executes with great delicacy and technical accuracy. He pursues each work with a fastidious attention to detail, working methodically to create marks that have precise uniformity and consistency. Neville seems to prefer the tighter control pencil affords over each mark. A great success during the year has been his drawing of a Gorilla among the foliage – Neville demonstrated great patience and stamina over many weeks to complete this work.
Drawing and painting are not easy for Neville. He finds making work most engaging when it relates to a subject matter that is of interest to him like animals and they are often chosen as a starting point.
A great part of Neville’s interest in participating in the studio project is that he “likes the people”.
“I like it on Wednesdays, i think because it’s quiet.”