In 2015 Neil Hartles completed the Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts at distinction level from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute in Albury. Since then he has worked full-time as an artist.
In November 2017 Neil held his second solo exhibition at GIGS Art Gallery, Wodonga.
Painting is his passion, oil and acrylic on canvas is his preferred medium. He is also highly skilled in metalwork and furniture building and has four pieces in the MAMA collection, Albury.
As a fourth generation metalworker, working with metal and blacksmithing comes naturally to Neil, it is in his blood. He has also sold numerous metal sculptures and paintings to private collections.