Born and brought up in Paisley, Glenn Neil studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1967. He is heavily influenced by the strong painterly style in the Glasgow tradition, preferring to work out of doors.
Glenn travelled widely in the 1970’s including, Canada, the USA and the Far East. He was Principal Teacher of Art at Scots College, Sydney, Australia for three years and exhibited in Sydney and Bowral.
After settling in Aberdeenshire in the late seventies Glenn became Principal Teacher of Art at The Gordon Schools Huntly. Glenn got invited to join “The Ruralists”in mid nineties and has been exhibiting with them ever since.
Glenn has never ceased to be inspired by the drama of the light and continual atmospheric changes which make this part of the world and the West Coast so attractive.
Glenn is also a past Board member of Deveron Arts which is funded by the Scottish Arts Council and supported by Aberdeenshire Council to promote Huntly as an arts venue. In addition Glenn examined and moderated in Visual Arts for the International Baccalaureate and was an Art and Design panel member for the SQA.
Glenn has exhibited widely, both in solo and mixed exhibitions including The Royal Glasgow Institute, Duff House, Banff, The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, The Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven, The Green Gallery, Aberfeldy, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Gallery I, Inverurie and Meadows Fine Art, Beith. Glenn has work held in private collections in New South Wales, Canada, USA and the UK.