Brian O’Neill’s work has been showcased in galleries across the U.S, Canada, Japan and England. He is a graduate of The Ani Art Academy apprenticeship program, where he studied under the guidance of acclaimed realism painter Anthony Waichulis. O’Neill has also found success in both realism and abstract painting. His dynamic and expressive Organic Abstraction work connects the living subject matter of his still life and figurative paintings, and expresses them in a bold and innovative manner.
O’Neill is a sought after instructor and teaches workshops and classes in his Rochester, NY studio in both representational and abstract work. His work has been included in three museum shows in the past four years, including the prestigious Naples Museum of Art, the Shreveport Museum of Art and the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. O’Neill has garnered numerous international awards and has been featured in many of today’s top art publications, such as The Artist’s Magazine and the Pastel Journal magazine.
“My responsibility as an artist is one that asks me to create not because I want to, but because I have to. I am driven to make work that is at the highest level possible, depict beauty as I feel it to be, and describe that in a language that can be read by all people who view my work, even if we have never met in person.” – Brian O’Neill