Linda O’Neill grew up in Nothern California before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1997. She loves living near the mountains where she gains inspiration from the landscape on early morning walks with her husband and Dutch Shepherd.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. It was there that she developed a passion for abstract expressionism which led her to further develop her talent as an abstract painter. Her many exhibitions in museums and galleries and international art fairs have included: Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, Colorado; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia; and Stephen F. Austin University in Texas; among others.
She has received many awards that include Best of Show: Second Place for her painting “Ordinary Limits” in an exhibition “Destination”presented at the Littleton Museum, Littleton, CO. She received an Award of Excellence in “The Healing Power of Art 2020” exhibition curated by Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York, “for her originality, technical prowess, and cohesive creative vision that reflects depth, fluidity and an optimistic spirit.”
Linda and her art have been featured in numerous art publications, directories, and books. She was selected for inclusion in the Art Folio Book: “Curated Collection of the World’s Most Exciting Artists”, published by Glitterati Editions, New York, NY; was a Featured Artist in Emergo Art Magazine, based in The Netherlands; and Vogue UK magazine.
Prior to pursuing her own art career, Linda worked as a Digital Painter on motion pictures and commercials at Industrial Light+Magic, the special effects division of LucasFilm.
1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
2021 - Alumni - Creative Visionary Program - Art2Life, Sausalito, CA
2021 - Member - Art Academy - Art2Life, Sausalito, CA
2020 - Award of Excellence - The Healing Power of ART exhibition - Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York
2019 - Best of Show 2nd Place - Colorado Exhibition - Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, Colorado
2019 - Art Folio coffee table book - Featured Artist for inaugural publication in 2020 - Artfolioannual.com
2019 - Emergo Art Magazine - Featured Artist - Emergo Art, The Netherlands
2019 - Lyle Hearth Gallery - U.S Artist selected to exhibit in a new collection where 20% of every sale goes to homeless youth in Brighton and Hove, England
2018 - Honorable Mention, "BlackOut" Exhibition - Ashton Gallery, San Diego, California
2018 - Gala Art Exhibition & Auction - Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2018 - Saatchi Art - Curated Collection of Abstracts by Emerging Artists, Saatchiart.com
2018 - ARTMA - Featured Live Auction Artist, Morgan Adams Foundation, Denver, Colorado
2017 - H Gallery - Artist Discussion Panel, Ventura, California 2017
2017 - Saatchi Art - Curated Collection inspired by Cy Twombly, SaatchiArt.com
2016 - Art Has No Borders -International juried exhibit, selected for 101 Abstract Artworks iArtBook
Art Forward Contests - Bronze Award for Painting, Montecito, CA 2016
ARTMA - juried art exhibit/auction to benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation for pediatric cancer research, Denver, CO 2016
2015-present - Wonderwall Studio - Represented by Fine Art/Printing Gallery, Austin, TX
2015 - Saatchi Artist of the Day - January 18
2015-2016 - United Artworks - Represented by Fine Art Online Gallery, Australia /Asia Pacific/UK/EUR/USA
2015 - Vogue UK Magazine - Feature Gallery of Emerging Artists, January issue
2013 - ARTMA - Art exhibition/auction to benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation for pediatric cancer research
2011 - LOVE FROM ME - Book project for breast cancer research, Abstract Painting
2020 - The Healing Power Of Art Exhibition - Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York
2019 - Colorado Exhibition - Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, Colorado
2019 - National Exhibition - Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia