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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
MASTER ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2006
JUNE 14, 2006

DON O'NEILL

   

WATERCOLOR

ARTIST DON O'NEILL
 
Having been a practicing architect has much to do with the way Don O'Neill perceives his world. His choice of subject matter, principles of structure, light, mass and pattern in all visual arrangements continue to fascinate him. Through his career, he discovered that fine art painting is "Fine Art" when done for its own sake, which is to create a beautiful piece of paper or canvas.

Watercolor painting started in 1968, when as an architect, he felt the need to enhance his rendering skills. An opportunity to enter into the world of art came about through the tutelage of Milford Zornes, N.A. Witnessing something far more monumental and meaningful than architectural rendering, was the beginning of another way for him to view the world. This discovery of what "fine art" could mean to the human spirit took him on a new path. Now, years later, he is a member of Watercolor West, National Watercolor Society and Signature Member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. Over the past 15 years he has presented 30 workshops or demonstrations each year throughout California and the Southwest. He now stays closer to home so as to devote more time to painting in the studio. His desire is to follow in the footsteps of the California Impressionist Painters.

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION 1985 -Present: Operates personal watercolor gallery, THE STOREROOM
1985 - Present: Conducted watercolor workshops and demonstrations throughout California and Southwest.
1964 - 1990: Practicing Architect in Riverside
1954 - 1961: Practicing Architect in Washington D.C.
1948 - 1953: Catholic University of America, Study of Architecture and Fine Arts. Bachelor of Architecture Degree

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
1999 Work accepted into the 132nd Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.
1997 Second Place Award, Multi Media Exhibit XXVIII
1995 Best of Show Award, Riverside Art Museum Membership Exhibit
1994 Award of Excellence, Multi Media Mini XXV
1992 Accepted into 125th Annual Exhibit of the American Watercolor Society and granted Signature Membership
1990 Harrison-Cady Award American Watercolor Society 123rd Annual Exhibition
1989 Artist-in-residence, Na Bolom, San Cristobal Las Casas, Mexico
1988 Purchase Award for Permanent Collection, Palos Verde Community Art Exhibit 1987 Accepted into 120th Annual Exhibit of American Watercolor Society. and received the Edgar Whitney Award
1985 Acquisition Award for Permanent Collection, Mt San Jacinto College
1983 First Award, 8th Annual Heritage Awards exhibit, Inland
1982 First Award, Inland Exhibition XVIII, San Bernadino Co. Museum
1982 Acquisition Award for Permanent Collection, Chaffey Community Art Association
PUBLISHED
1997-98 Painting Light and Shadow, Painting Color, Rockport Publishers
1996 National Geographic Traveler, pp. 112, 113 & 114, Mar.-Apr. Edition
1996 Place in Watercolor, Betty Lou Schlemm, Rockport Publishers
1995 Best of Watercolor, Ibid. p. 14
1991 Splash I, North Light Books p. 28 & 70
 

DON O’NEILL WATERCOLORS, AWS
THE STOREFRONT STUDIO
3723 Tibbetts Street   Riverside, California 92506   951.686.9944

Visit Don O'Neill's website at:

http://dononeillgallery.tripod.com
 


ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
Monthly Master Artist Demonstration featuring
DON O'NEILL

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006
9:30 a.m. - Noon

MEETING LOCATION!
The Rancho Cucamonga Goldy S. Lewis Community Center
11200 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Located on the Northwest corner of Baseline Road and Milliken Avenue.


The public is welcome!

Donation of $3 is accepted for non-members.


 

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