~ Painter in Oil and Watercolour ~
John O’Neill is a UK based painter working mainly in oils and watercolour. He has worked in England, The Netherlands and more recently Norway. John splits his time between working in his Aberdeenshire studio and outdoors, in the studio large pieces are created from working studies, sketches and other references. He is also a committed plein air painter, often working in extreme conditions and sub-zero temperatures. He also enjoys organising and running plein air painting events and workshops in Northeast Scotland
John has featured in national magazines and newspapers, his work is in collections throughout the 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.
His paintings have been exhibited in Norway and the UK, with work 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) and the prestigious Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition at Aberdeen City Gallery.
John is a member of the Society of Scottish Artists and the Aberdeen Artists Society, he is represented by several galleries including Fittleworth Gallery in Sussex, Gallery Heinzel in Aberdeen and Vedholmen Galleri in Bergen, Norway.