A fourth generation Montana native, Maggi Neal grew up in Billings, and now lives near Great Falls with her husband, Robert Aasal.
"I am very fortunate to have always lived in the beautiful West and around animals, and I strive to produce art that shows my love for both. I have worked as a cook in wilderness hunting camps and on Dude Ranches, and with my small herd of cattle; these experiences have provided me with countless ideas and reference material for my artwork."
As a child, Maggi was inspired by her grandmother and mother, who were artists. Although Maggi has had no formal art education, she continually strives to learn from master artists through books, museum art, and professional workshops. In 2011 Maggi was able to pursue her art full time, as she became semi-retired from her career in dental hygiene. Since then she has participated in many shows, Quick Draw events and auctions. Her other interests include work as a docent and volunteer at the C.M. Russell Museum, teaching art classed to children, and camping.