Neil Taylor was born in Brisbane in 1953 and studied painting in the early 70's with William Robinson. After a short period of teaching he moved to the Sydney area and began to paint and exhibit full-time. He spent almost twenty years based around the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney and painting the local wilderness areas. He now lives west of Sydney and travels extensively both in Australia and overseas researching new subjects. He is particularly well known for his treatment of ocean and littoral themes.
Taylor has held more than 30 one man shows in Australia, Asia,. U.S.A.and the United Kingdom. He is represented in State collections as well as in a long list of major public and private corporations and private collections.