Sherry O'Neill

About Sherry O'neill

Sherry O'neill

Artist Statement:

My responsibility as an artist is to create work that causes people to stop and explore the subtleties of the image, to perhaps experience a contemplative, thought-provoking meeting between themselves and the painting, to even jog a memory or a feeling.  In my approach to art, I attempt to initiate but not answer the questions.

Although over the years I have worked in many different media, today I choose to work mainly with water-based paint in a non-objective or abstract manner, sometimes in conjunction with collage.  The creative process can begin with an idea, a word, a feeling, a memory… simply a need to express and create.  The use of imaginative textures, veils of color, collaged pieces or layers of paper, often barely visible, lend a powerful sense of mystery and invite the viewer in.  If my artwork sparks a desire to look deeper and become involved, then I feel I have succeeded.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, 1991
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Signature Memberships

Florida Watercolor Society, FWS                          
National Associaiton of Women Artists, NAWA                         
International Society of Experimental Artists, ISEA
National Collage Society, NCS

SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

2014 - "Favorite Artists" Exhibit -
A 2 artist Showcase - May - Onessimo Fine Art, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
2011 Corse Gallery & Atelier – January – Jacksonville, FL
2010  Onessimo Fine Art – December – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
      “Unique Vision”- 2 artist exhibition
2010  Armory Art Center – November – West Palm Beach, FL
         “National Call to Artists” Watch for Excellence Award
2009  Onessimo Fine Art – November - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
     “Raw Elements” – solo exhibit
2009   Carey Addison Gallery – January - Miami, FL
     “Back to the Future” – 2 artist exhibition
2007    54 th Annual HORT Exhibit – June - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
       2nd Place Award

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Florida Design Magazine - October, November, December, 2009
Florida Design’s Art and Antiques Magazine -  January 2008
New Times Broward – Palm Beach, July 2007
Miami Art Explosion – March, 2007

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Onessimo Fine Art, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (2003 to present)
Danielle Peleg Gallery, New Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coast Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

EXPERIENCE

2000 to present – Workshop instructor – Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Caroline, New York, Italy

2000 to present – Art Instructor – Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL

2000 to present – Private art instruction

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