My name is Neil, I am originally from Belfast but now I am living in Wales.
I grew up in Belfast at a time now known as the troubles. Cartoons were a way for me to escape what was happening around me.
I found peace in drawing and it took me to a magical place in my mind that has stuck with me until this day.
I remember the first drawing I did as a child which was none other than Donald Duck!
Donlad Duck was on my dinner tray ( dinner other wise known in Wales as tea) that my mum gave me to make sure my spaghetti didn't go all over the place!
As I ate my dinner I used to just look at Donald then later sit and draw him over and over again, and to this day I can draw him in a flash!
I always had 3 main passions in life which are; drawing, comedy and becoming a soldier.
I fulfilled one passion; which was to become a soldier and i served 7 and a half years in the Army.
My time in the Army has given me the confidence to perform in public.
My other passion is performing comedy. I have been told by countless people I am a peoples Person, and how I have the natural ability to make people laugh with my wit, jokes and timing- which is key to having a good time while you wait for your caricature to be drawn. Not every person wants a caricature done but by listening to what I say entertains everyone around me.
Now I am on my caricature journey, I hope you can come and join me by coming to events I perform at and seeing me in action.
Thank you for reading about me and I wish you all the best!