Robert Neil studied at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA). His work is primarily focused on portraiture and figurative painting. He has exhibited widely including the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal West of England Academy and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. His work ‘Jeweller’ was shortlisted for the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2014. He was elected a Member of the RBSA in 2010 and President from 2012 to 2019.