Brian O'Neill

Creative Workshop Faculty

work by Creative Workshop faculty member Brian O'NeillBrian O’Neill Drawing, Painting New to the Creative Workshop! Brian O’Neill graduated from the Ani Art Academy after a four-year apprenticeship with acclaimed realist painter .Anthony Waichulis. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Brian’s very first exhibition experience after moving to Rochester was the Gallery’s Clothesline Festival. He is proficient in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and charcoal and his work has been showcased in galleries across the US, Canada, Japan and England. Brian has taught many workshops and demos in addition to working with artists on an individual basis. He believes that each person has the ability to discover his or her own joy through art and sees teaching the craft as a mutual experience between instructor and student. Brian’s work has garnered international praise and acquisition and has earned him numerous awards and honors. These include a Jurors Choice Award at Naples Museum of Art’s prestigious Blossom 2: Art of Flowers Premier Exhibition; inclusion in the two-year traveling museum exhibition of Blossom; and 2nd place (still life/floral) in Pastel Journal Magazine’s Top 100 Competition. His work was also selected for the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition (Honorable Mention), ARC Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon Competition, the Artists Magazine On-Line All Media Competition (Honorable Mention) and the Art Kudos International Competition (Finalist Award). “My responsibility as an artist is one that asks me to create not because I want to but because I have to,” says Brian. “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.”
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