~ Painter in Oil and Watercolour ~
John O’Neill is a UK based painter working mainly in oils and watercolour. He has lived and worked in Norway, The Netherlands and more recently Scotland. He has since returned to Hampshire in England and splits his time between working in his studio, outdoors or in his framing workshop.
His paintings have been regularly shortlisted, exhibited and sold at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), The Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (RI), The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) & the Royal Ulster Academy of Art (RUA) and been shown several times in the prestigious Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition at Aberdeen City Gallery.
He has featured in national magazines and newspapers, his work is in collections throughout the UK, USA, Europe and Scandinavia. John was a TALP competition winner in 2021 and 2022, appeared regularly on 'Sky TV Landscape Artist of the Year' winning the wildcard at Plymouth in 2019, featuring again in 2020 and competing in a 'pod' at Blackpool in 2022. In addition, he has painted live on stage for charity events, hosted multiple workshops on oil and watercolour painting and founded a plein air painters movement in North East Scotland.
He now builds his own hand finished frames for all of his work using luxurious, generously proportioned mouldings, gilding and waxed finishes. This ensures he has full involvement with his work from a blank canvas to a wall ready painting.
John is a member of the Reading Guild of Artists, the Society of Scottish Artists and the Aberdeen Artists Society, he is represented by several galleries in Scotland and England.