NEIL BUCHANAN is an internationally acclaimed artist and multi award-winning television presenter and producer. He was the creator of Art Attack - one of the most decorated programs in TV history with over thirty awards worldwide. Neil says "My proudest moment was when Art Attack won the first two BAFTAS. For an ordinary lad from Liverpool it doesn't get much better than that!" Art Attack became an international TV phenomenon and for almost twenty years Neil presented and produced the show for ITV and Disney, becoming affectionately known as 'The Art Attack Man'.
Born in Liverpool and like many other young lads, Neil dreamed of being a professional footballer and spent most of his time on the local football pitch - his back street. Little did he know then that decades later, those same streets would provide the inspiration for his first full art collection HOPE STREET - a beautiful and nostalgic body of work based on memories of his own childhood.
Growing up in Liverpool and surrounded by 'Beatlemania', Neil was naturally mad about music. Pocket money was in short supply, so he bought a second hand guitar which didn't have any strings. He couldn't afford to buy any so he drew strings onto the guitar and proceeded to learn to play without actual strings until he was able to buy some!
Having surpassed his lifelong ambition to create a cartoon character for Disney when the company acquired the rights to his Art Attack format, he now spends most of his time painting and exhibiting his own art and photography. Meanwhile, Neil's twenty series of Art Attack continue to air on television worldwide from Canada to Australia, China to South and Central America and all over Europe.
He recalls "I was always drawing or making things out of scraps of rubbish. My dad noticed I had a flair for art, and he'd sit and draw with me for hours. My Dad was the greatest inspiration in my life."