Liam ONeill Artist
Driftnet fishing off the Skelligs – Original painting
Liam ONeill Artist . Liam O’Neill was born in Corcha Dhuibhne, West Kerry, Ireland, in 1954 and is among Ireland`s most talented contemporary artists. He is a self taught painter who over the last twenty years has shown work at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Oireachtas, National Portrait Exhibition and Claremorris Open. His paintings are collected nationally and internationally.
His obsession with the west coast has been his main source of motivation and inspiration over the years. His paintings recapture images of harbours, horse fairs, landscapes, fishermen, bog and meadow scenes. The animated strokes of bright colour, which are spontaneously applied in a loose expressionistic manner using a palette knife, emphasise the passionate freedom of the artist’s style. Liam’s inspiration also comes from the colour and spectacle of race meetings, The Curragh, Cheltenham, Aintree, and local Flapper Races such as Dingle and Béal Bán Beach. Further inspiration comes from life in the Arts and Public Life, with portraits of John Wayne,Richard Harris, former Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey and the great Irish writers such as Samuel Beckett.
Solo Exhibitions to date
1991 Oisin Gallery, Dublin
1992 Gallery Alexander, Florida USA
1994 Greenlane Gallery, Dingle
1997 The James Gallery, Dublin
2000 Greenlane Gallery ,Dingle
2003 The James Gallery,Dublin
2005 Writers Week, Listowel
2006 Greenlane Gallery, Dingle
2007 Writers Week, Listowel
2008 The James Gallery Dublin
2009 Portland Gallery London Summer Show.
2010 Sol Art Gallery, Dublin
2011 Gormleys Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
2012 Writers Week, Listowel
2012 Oriel Gallery, Dublin
Private Collections and Commissions