Walter O'Neill, ceramics and fresco artist

Please join me and Wayne Pelke for a talk about our artwork: Saturday, September 30, noon to 12:45pm

at Deerfield Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center

84 SE Fourth Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Exhibit made possible with support from the Broward County Cultural Division

Ceramic Sculpture
Since 2018 ceramics is my primary studio practice  For me, the express quality of ceramics comes from directly working in clay,  drawing in three-dimensions with the clay.   Each stage of the process from forming the wet clay to glazing offers creative challenges.  My work explores the dualities of clay and form, interior and exterior, line and shape, wet and dry, malleable and hard, open closed, male and female.

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 the country.
 An image of one of my frescoes is featured in the art appreciation college textbook "Gateways to Art"  Published by Thames & Hudson. (fall 2018)





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Wonderful to see your beautiful paintings.
-- Joy Mancini, 1/6/13

fresco painting and oil painting, Walter O'Neill

 Walter ONeillDeerfield Beach, FL302-299-2066