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A long time resident of Arizona, he began his cowboy life in the Tonto Basin after finishing high school. Until he moved to Idaho in 1972, he continued to cowboy on ranches in Arizona, Nevada and Montana.
In 1977 he began painting seriously. He has studied with Gary Carter and other Cowboy artists and attended two CA workshops.
Neal's paintings have been exhibited at many shows including the C.M. Russell Show, the Oregon Trails Ntional, the National Western Art Show, the Western Art Roundup and the Phippen Art Show. Since 1982 Neal has won significant awards in these exhibitions.
In 1988, more than 140 cowboy and western artists were asked to submit their work for a juried show at the Cowboy Artists of American Museum in Kerrville, Texas. Bill's oil, Headin Out was one of the twenty two paintings selected to hang in the show. In 1989 Bill was asked to hang a piece of his work in the Buckaroo Hall of Fame in Winnemucca.