To view recent work find me on Instagram at WalterONeill2. I am the ceramic artist-in-residence, 2023-24 at Bailey Contemporary Art Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. There are open studio events the first Friday of the month or contact me to visit anytime.
My sculptures reference the fecundity of the sub-tropical environment of south Florida intertwined with reference to human organs and the body. In my practice i explore the dualities of clay and form, interior and exterior, line and shape, wet and dry, malleable and hard, open closed, male and female.
PAINTING For many years I was
a painter primarily working in true fresco creating wall-hung frescoes as well
as commissioned murals. Fresco, like clay, uses natural earth materials of
lime, sand and earth pigments. I taught
at Skowhegan for a decade and conducted fresco workshops at colleges throughout
An image of one of my frescoes is featured in the art appreciation college textbook"Gateways to Art" Published by Thames & Hudson. (fall 2018)