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Linda O'Neill

Hometown: San Rafael, California

Based in: Boulder, Colorado

Linda O’Neill grew up in Nothern California before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1997. She loves living near the mountains where she gains inspiration from the landscape on early morning walks with her husband and Dutch Shepherd.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. It was there that she developed a passion for abstract expressionism which led her to further develop her talent as an abstract painter. Her many exhibitions in museums and galleries and international art fairs have included: Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, Colorado; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia; and Stephen F. Austin University in Texas; among others.

She has received many awards that include Best of Show: Second Place for her painting “Ordinary Limits” in the exhibition, “Destination” presented at the Littleton Museum, Littleton, CO. She received an Award of Excellence in “The Healing Power of Art 2020” exhibition curated by Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York, “for her originality, technical prowess, and cohesive creative vision that reflects depth, fluidity and an optimistic spirit.”

Linda and her art have been featured in numerous art publications, directories, and books. She was selected for inclusion in the Art Folio Book: “Curated Collection of the World’s Most Exciting Artists”, published by Glitterati Editions, New York, NY; was a Featured Artist in Emergo Art Magazine, based in The Netherlands; and Vogue UK magazine.

Prior to pursuing her own art career, Linda worked as a Digital Painter on motion pictures and commercials at Industrial Light+Magic, the special effects division of LucasFilm.

 



Linda O'Neill In The Studio

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

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More About Linda O'Neill

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Nature, Color, Light, Emotion

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I enjoy working briskly and purposefully so that I can bring authentic emotions to the surface. I often incorporate other mixed media such as collage, paint pen, oil pencil, caran d'ache, and ink. Working layer upon layer, always listening to music, I often rotate the canvas as I go. My goal is to let go of critical thinking, preferring to let my subconscious run the paintbrush.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Uplifting, Colorful, Meaningful

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Richard Diebenkorn, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Music

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Being surrounded by nature, travel, museums and art galleries


Credentials

Education

Art2Life

United States of America, 2021

Dominican University

United States of America, 1993

Awards

Award of Excellence, Painting

2020

"Curated Collection of the World’s Most Exciting Artists”

2020

Best of Show: Second Place

2019

Honorable Mention - Abstract Painting

2018

Bronze Award for Painting

2016

Merit Award, Digital Painting

2003

Juror’s Choice for Acrylic Painting

2003

Juror's Choice , Digital Painting

2003

Silver Discovery Award for Printmaking, 90 Top Artists

1993

Exhibitions

Inspirational Art in Mixed Media

United States of America, 2021

Together Again

United States of America, 2021

The Healing Power of Art

United States of America, 2020

A Sense of Place

United States of America, 2019

32nd September Competition

United States of America, 2019

Blue/Green

United States of America, 2019

Destination

United States of America, 2019

Gala Art Exhibition

United States of America, 2018

Gestalt 144 Exhibition

United States of America, 2018

ARTMA

United States of America, 2018

Mixed Media

United States of America, 2018

BlackOut

United States of America, 2018

Texas National Competition

United States of America, 2018

Word Jumble

United States of America, 2017

Water and Sky

United States of America, 2017

Abstract Sanctuary

United States of America, 2017

DAB Art

United States of America, 2017

Contemporary Abstraction

United States of America, 2017

10 x 10

United States of America, 2017

Modern Abstraction

United States of America, 2017

Modern Abstraction

United States of America, 2017

Fearless

United States of America, 2016

Mixed Media

United States of America, 2016

Living Mark

United States of America, 2016

International Exhibition

United States of America, 2016

Small Works

United States of America, 2015

Mixed Media

United States of America, 2015

Abstract Painting

United States of America, 2015

EAFA Abstracts

United States of America, 2015

Colorado Artists

United States of America, 2014

ARTMA

United States of America, 2013

Press

Emergo Art Magazine

2019

Morgan Adams Foundation

2018

101 Abstract Works

2016

Vogue UK

2015

LOVE FROM ME

2011

Best of American Pastel Artists

2007

Orange County Magazine

2006

USA Today Small Business

2006

Boulder Daily Camera Newspaper

2003

Art of California Magazine

1993