- Carolyn O’Neill on You Review
- November 2015 | Opening Night
- Carolyn O’Neill – Interview with The Room Illuminated
Bendigo-born abstract expressionist artist Carolyn O’Neill currently resides in Hamilton, Victoria and has been painting since 2003.
Although her preferred medium is painting, she also enjoys drawing, mixed media collages and sculpture.
Her former career as a psychiatric nurse has left an indelible mark and the significance of self-expression is evident in the emotional connection with her work.
A short beginners painting course in Melbourne back in 2003 marked the beginning of her interest in art and Carolyn began to exhibit locally. However it took a move to W.A. in 2007 to consolidate her art via formal art studies. This shift in her confidence and ability led to her decision to pursue an art career. Fossicking through op shops and adding to her Mid Century collectables are a constant inspiration. An ongoing fascination with how objects connect together in their simplest form; particularly modernism also influences her work.
Carolyn’s creative process is an intuitive one; incorporating physical, spiritual and emotional aspects. Art encompasses every aspect of her life and her faith fuels her passion and is her anchor. Much of her subject matter is inspiration from music and biblical themes. However her central goal is for her art to have an emotional connection with her audience.
2016 ‘5 x 7’ Art Prize – Highly Commended, Joel Gallery, Altona
2013 Winner, Online Landscape Competition, Arts Hub