John O’Neill is a UK artist based in Stavanger, Norway. He works outdoors (en plein air), in his private studio or in his working studio at Space 2.0 in Stavanger.
John has exhibited in the UK and Norway, sold work in many countries worldwide and recently participated in the UK on Sky TVs Landscape Artist of the year 2019. He is resident artist at the International School Stavanger and encourages students and adults to enjoy experimenting and learning with paint and dry media.
John uses a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour, acrylic, tempera, gouache, block printing and pastel & dry media. Subjects are often landscapes however portraits, cityscapes, still life and urban sketches are frequently worked on.
The ‘go-to’ medium used right now tends to be oil paint. Using the best quality artists paint does reflect in the finished piece. There is no particular favourite although John’s oil palette is made mainly from Michael Harding, Vasari, Schmincke and some Old Holland paints.
John O’Neill after winning the wildcard place in heat 4 of Sky TV’s Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 in Plymouth UK (bottom) and at the Norwegian Landscape exhibition in 2019 (top).
Painting in the UK, the subject wasn’t outdoors but it still feels good.
John’s work has been exhibited in Norway and the United Kingdom, his paintings have been sold and commissioned worldwide. Paintings can be found in Norway, The United States, Australia, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, South Africa and Canada.