from digital art to abstract expressionism
“My paintings reflect a desire to have a voice in this world when finding words to express oneself doesn’t always come easy.”
Linda O’Neill – unusual start!
I used to work as a Digital Painter for Lucasfilm on motion pictures and commercials, painting color and texture on creatures and objects. I loved doing that but my real passion was to get back to painting on canvas which is what I studied in college.
At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
Over the years, I have been influenced by contemporary artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Olivera, Franz Klein, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly to name a few.
How would you describe your artistic style?
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
What's your workstyle?
How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?
Tell us a bit about your personal life ...
“Light vs darkness, fulfillment vs loss, tranquility vs anger are all essential elements in my work.
A few pieces from Linda’s gallery
Beginning to See
I Wish I Could Show You
Why they love Linda’s art
Dan Tisch, California
“I wanted to let you know that we unpacked the painting and we absolutely loved it!! It’s fantastic. We are so happy with it.”
Carolyn Ripper, Colorado
More about Linda
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe
“Art is the highest form of hope.” ~Gerhard Richter
“If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” ~Edward Hopper
“The spirit of an age may be best expressed in abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.” ~Oscar Wilde
Shows & Exhibitions
2017 – Water and Sky Exhibition – BG Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2017 – Abstract Sanctuary Exhibition – Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016 – FEARLESS Exhibition – Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, Illinois
2016 – Mixed Media Exhibition – Royal Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Colorado
2016 – The Living Mark Exhibition – Verum Ultimatum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016 – Mixed Media Exhibition/Auction – ARTMA, Morgan Adams Foundation, Denver, Colorado
2016 – National Abstract Art Exhibit – 101 Abstract & Non-figurative Works iArtBook – Art Has No Borders, Montecito, California
2015 – Small Works Exhibition – Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
2015 – Mixed Media Exhibition – CORE New Art Space, Denver, Colorado
2015 – Painting Exhibition – Flow Art Space, St. Paul, Minnesota
2015 – Solo Abstract Exhibit – Settembre Winery, Boulder, Colorado
2015 – Abstract Exhibit – Seattle Design Center, Seattle. Washington
2015 – Solo Abstract Exhibit – Walnut Cafe, Boulder, Colorado
2014 – Mixed Media Exhibition – Evergreen Artists’ Association, Evergreen, Colorado
2014 – Art Exhibition/Auction – ARTMA – Morgan Adams Foundation – Broomfield, Colorado
2012 – Solo Exhibit – Abstract Paintings – University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
2012 – Exhibit – Abstract Paintings – The Collection, Denver, Colorado
2011- Solo Exhibit – Abstract Paintings – Tennyson Art District – Denver, Colorado
2008- Exhibit – Northern Colorado Artist Association – Fort Collins, Colorado
2007 – National Exhibit – Northern Colorado Artist Association – Fort Collins, Colorado
2007 – National Best of Award – “Best of American Pastel Artists” Book
2005 – National Exhibit – La Petite XIII – Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon
2005 – National Exhibit – Catching the Light – Arkansas Pastel Society, Little Rock, Arkansas
2005 – National Exhibit – Lines Into Shapes – Estes Park Art Center, Estes Park, Colorado
2005 – National Exhibit – Limner Gallery – New York, New York
2003 – National Exhibit and Merit Award – Life w/ Migraine – National Headache Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
2003 – National Exhibit – The Artful Woman – Banana Factory, Pennsylvania
2002 – National Exhibit – Summer Small Works – Limner Gallery, NY, New York
1997 – Exhibit – Printmaking – Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael, California
1997 – Exhibit – Monotypes – Marin County Supervisor’s Chamber, San Rafael, California
1997 – Exhibit – Printmaking – Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California