Lance McNeel was born in Galveston, TX in 1956.  In his youth, Lance developed a keen interest in oil painting and he took instruction from local artists.  Lance received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979.  Most recently he has studied drawing and painting at the Glassell School of Art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.  Lance has participated in juried shows at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, The Texas City Art Festival, and The National Society of Artists.  Lance also participated in the 2009 Gamblin Torrit Grey Competition, and has supported the San Jose Clinic Art with Heart Auction as an artist donor.