Neal Greig was born in Belfast in 1965. He completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art from 1983 -1987 then went onto postgraduate studies in Drawing and Painting 1988 – 1989.
He was awarded the Andrew Grant Scholarship for Postgraduate Study. In 1991 he was Artist in Residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and was awarded other residencies with at Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship (Vermont, USA), Ballinglen Fellowship, O’Reardon House Fogo Island Newfoundland, Ontario Art Society Field Trip and Cill Raillig Art Studios. In 2018 Neal was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy.
Neal has exhibited both in Ireland and the UK, his work is held in private and public collections including the Norther Ireland Arts Council collection. He had his last solo exhibition with Gormleys Fine Art in October 2020.
Neal’s inspiration comes from the quiet corners of woodlands and lakes of Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Monaghan as well as the west coast of Ireland, and further field.