Neil Zawicki grew up with an art studio in his home; his mother was a working portrait artist. This exposure to such a craft gave way to a range of interests, including music, graphic design, writing and wandering. While working at Fox Animation Studios in the late 1990's, he received more lessons on painting from the background artists. From there, he began hanging his work in coffee houses and bars in Arizona and ultimatley Alaska, where he spent three years as a journalist, working also as a set painter for a small theater company.
Most recently, he has combined his journalism and visual arts skills and a writer and illustrator for magazines, but his favorite work deals with the strange and vivid; images that freeze as an image the undercurrent of dreams and hallucination.