Neil Shigley is a San Diego artist, painter, printmaker and educator.
He grew up the son of a military officer living in Europe, the Far East as well as several parts of the U.S. His father and his travels fostered his interest of art.
He studied painting and printmaking at San Diego State University before attending Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design on a full scholarship. He graduated with honors earning the honor of being the first commencement speaker in the school’s history. He moved to New York City and while pursing fine art, he worked as an award-winning free-lance illustrator for a variety of clients including many Fortune 500 companies. After New York he lived in the San Francisco area and currently lives in San Diego.
Much of his fine art has focused on the human condition and the human figure. His most recent work consists of large-scale portraits of homeless people near his studio in San Diego. His work has been exhibited internationally. Along with his fine art, he currently teaches art at San Diego State University.