Carolyn O'neill

Carolyn O'Neill

Location: Australia

Bendigo born abstract expressionist artist Carolyn O’Neill currently resides in Hamilton and has been painting for 10 years.
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.

Carolyn is married with 3 sons and manages to juggle family commitments with her art. Her need to paint as a therapeutic outlet during particularly stressful times is evident in her ability to convey her emotions onto canvas.

Fossicking through op shops and adding to her Mid Century collectables are a constant inspiration. Her home is also filled with an assortment of vintage art, craft, architecture and interior decorating books revealing her strong interest in design. 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.




Oil on canvas. 180 x 100cm

Grace “Grace”

Oil on canvas board. 152 x 91cm

After the flood “After the flood”

Oil on canvas board. 152 x 91cm

Balancing Act “Balancing Act”

Oil on canvas

Between the moon and New York City “Between the moon and New York City”

Oil on canvas board. 122 x 122cm.

Blue Bayou “Blue Bayou”

Oil on canvas.

Calm in chaos “Calm in chaos”

Oil on canvas. 180 x 100cm.

Sunshine on a rainy day “Sunshine on a rainy day”

Oil on canvas. 180 x 100cm.