Neil strives to capture the feeling and essence of a particular day when he paints; on Lake Superior, every day is different. His “prismatic palette” is subtle and has roots in the Impressionist era. Neil often paints on location and sometimes “tweaks” his art back in the studio. In 2011, he hiked the entire 277-mile Superior Hiking Trail along the north shore of Lake Superior, section by section, painting along the way. It was a personal goal to simply hike and paint, but along the way Neil realized that if you can get people to take an interest in a wild and beautiful area, they are more likely to take care of it.