PSA American Artist (b.1969)
18 x 24"
Brian O’Neill is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and is proficient in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. His work has been showcased in galleries across The U.S, Canada, Japan and England. O’Neill is most noted for his floral paintings and drawings and has been an avid gardener and nature enthusiast most of his life.
Brian is a graduate of The Ani Art Academy apprenticeship program where he studied under the guidance of acclaimed realism painter Anthony Waichulis. In the spring of 2013 O’Neill joined The Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop in Rochester, NY where he teaches fundamental drawing and painting skills. Brian has also found success in both realism and abstract painting with his dynamic and expressive Organic Abstraction work that connects the living subject matter of his still life and figurative paintings and expresses them is a bold and innovative manner.
“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 and 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
Artist Magazine On-Line 2009 All Media Competition Honorable Mention Floral
ARC Art Renewal Center 2009 International Salon Competition Top 100 Finalist
NYFA New York Foundation For The Arts Grant Recipient
Artists Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition Finalist Still Life/Floral
Pastel Journal 2010 Top 100 Competition Second Place Still Life/Floral
Pastel Journal 2010 Top 100 Honorable Mention
Blossom 2: Art of Flowers Jurors Choice Award Winner Naples, Museum of Art
Blossom 2: Art of Flowers Honorable Mention
Artist Magazine On-Line All Media Competition 2010 Honorable Mention
ARC Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition 2010 Finalist
Art Kudos International Art Competition 2011 Finalist
The ACOPAL-American Chinese Oil Painters Artist League Top 50 Finalist-Open Competition 2011
The Pastel Journal Top 100 Competition 2011 Honorable Mention
Art Kudos International Competition Finalist 2012