About Neil Elliott


Neil was born in Adelaide in 1963 and moved to Perth with his family in 1978. He then decided to pursue a career in graphic design and studied at Perth Technical College from 1980-1982. It was here that he developed his drawing and painting skills. In 1990 Neil established a highly successful business as a cartoonist/illustrator in Subiaco.

Always seeking to explore and expand his own boundaries as an artist, Neil trained in many fine art mediums, including but not exclusive to, print making, photography, painting, life drawing and mixed media. These skills, coupled with his ability to merge the technical world of design with the emotive and often sensitive world of visual art, has created a style that is distinctively his.

Neil’s prime objective when painting is to explore and to have fun. By constantly experimenting and introducing new mediums he is able to maintain passion and excitement toward his work. His work is usually on board as it offers a robust surface that allows him to glue, screw, nail or rivet items to the surface. The items that are attached are usually recycled or found objects, chosen because of their texture or colour. Neil’s work is bright and bold and is guaranteed to stimulate your imagination.

Creations from the Man Cave – A book by Neil Elliott

Get Neil's latest book –  Creations from the Man Cave

This colourful 48 page book gives you an insight into my life, my ideas and my inspirations.

My painting style is influenced by my background as a cartoonist and illustrator and I take inspiration from my love of history, engineering and my bizarre dreams.

My sculptures also have the same sense of fun, but at the same time I take seriously the use of recycled materials.

This book can only be purchased online from Stone's Publishing  for $35AU, plus postage.

Art training

2015 Painting workshop with Christine Hingston (Mundaring)

2013 Woodcarving workshop WS Art Studio Ubud Bali

2013 Encaustic painting techniques - Julia Sutton Artsource Studios Midland

2011 Printmaking Polytechnic West - Sue Starcken

2011 Metal Sculpture Polytechnic West - Peter Knight

2010 Abstract painting workshop with Malini Parker

2010-2012 Sculpture techniques - Kalamunda Community Learning Max O’Grady

2006 Mixed media painting with Doug Craig

2004 Painting with Stuart Elliott Swan TAFE

2003-2004 Mixed Media painting with Leonie Dobrowolski

2002 Life drawing classes with Cedric Baxter

2002-2003 Printmaking at Swan TAFE with Russell Bell

2002-2003 Mixed Media painting at Claremont School of art (Gabrielle Mazalevskis)

1992 Certificate in teaching Hobby Ceramics

1991 Watercolour Classes Kalamunda TAFE

1987 Ceramics Edith Cowan University

1980-1982 Diploma in graphic design at Perth School of Art and Design

Art Teaching

2018 Sculpture workshops City of Gosnells

2018 Sculpture workshops Katanning Men's Shed

2018 Sculpture workshops for children Albany

2017 Sculpture talks Carnarvon Library and Gallery
2017 Sculpture workshops City of South Perth at Manning Men’s Shed
2017 Sculpture workshops Nest Gallery, Darlington
2017 Sculpture workshops Stretch Festival Mandurah

2016 Community sculpture project - Wickepin Arts Centre

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Mixed media painting workshop - Bandyup Womens Prison

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Sculpture techniques - Kalamunda Learning Centre

2014 Artist mentoring with artist’s with disabilities (Workpower)

2014 Printmaking and cartooning Sawyers Valley Primary School

2014 2013 Sculpture techniques - Kalamunda Learning Centre

2013 Printmaking Techniques Kalamunda Senior High School GATE programme

2013 Sculpture Techniques Kalamunda Learning Centre

2013 Kalamunda High School GATE programme

2012-2013 Mixed media painting classes - Swan View Youth Centre

2012 Mixed media painting classes - Darlington Hall

2011 State of the Art, Glen Forrest - Cartoon basics workshops

2011 Midland Junction Arts Centre - Mixed media and abstract painting

2011 Kalannie artist in residence and cartooning workshops

2011 Darlington Arts Festival - First prize Sculpture

2011 Claremont School of Art - Summer School abstract painting

2011 Cartooning workshop - Beverley High School

2011 Cartooning workshop - Bandyup Womens Prison

2011-2012 Tresillian Centre, Nedlands - Cartoon basics workshops

2011-2013 Mixed media painting workshop - Bandyup Womens Prison

2011 Beverley Platform Gallery - Mixed media workshop

2010 Workshops choosing a career in art - Murray Library, Pinjarra

2010 Workshop choosing a career in art - City of Bayswater

2010 PEAC classes in cartooning techniques - North Balga Primary School

2010 Morawa banner painting workshop - Morawa Youth Centre

2010-2011 Claremont School of Art - Mixed media painting techniques

2009 Teaching mixed media - Awesome Arts at Swan Valley Community School

2005 Teaching basic cartooning - Art of Fun

2004 Teaching art as a form of self expression - Bullsbrook District High School

Art Awards

2017 Narrogin Art Prize - Highly commended sculpture (Wacky Racer)

2017 Canning Art Awards - First prize recycled sculpture section (Sassy Chassis)

2016 Wickepin Art Awards - Packers prize (Farm Dog sculpture)
2016 Perth Royal Show - Packers prize (Bathroom intruders)

2016 Canning Art Awards - First prize recycled sculpture section (River Monster)

2016 Kalamunda Show - First prize painting section (Leave the bag in)

2014 Upcycle Award for sculpture - Art and decor section (Art2D2)

2012 WA Print Media Award - PAWA Patron’s Award (Ridding the world of evil)

2012 Canning Art Award - First prize mixed media

2011 Darlington Arts Festival - First prize Sculpture (Chairoplane)


2017 Judge and curator South Perth Emeging

2016 Judge at Wickepin Art Awards
2016 Judge at Glass+ exhibition Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda

2015 Judge - Darlington Arts Festival (Youth Awards)

2014 Curate Mundaring Hills artists - Zig Zag gallery (Group exhibition)

2014 Curate and judge Kalamunda Youth Art Award - Zig Zag Gallery

2014 Opening speech for Ben Brennan solo exhibition Ellington Jazz club

2014 Feature artist Art Trends Magazine Canada

2014 Gallery Watch West TV featured artist with Studio 281

2013 St Mark’s Annual Art Exhibition - (FEATURE ARTIST)

2013 Curator - All that Glitters by John Baldock Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda

2013 Judge - Seniors Art Award Shire of Kalamunda

2012 Opening of Earth, Water, Air and Fire exhibition, Zig Zag Gallery

2011 Curator - Scrap to Sculpture - Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda


Artsource MAX member

Mundaring Arts Centre member

Remida member

Community Arts Network WA member

Studio Gallery Yallingup WA

Gallery 360 Subiaco WA

Studio 281 Maylands WA

ArtInvesta Subiaco WA

Art on the move WA

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Creations from the Man Cave – A book by Neil Elliott
Creations from the Man Cave – A book by Neil Elliott