Walter O'Neill,South Florida Artist

After many years as a painter I started working in ceramics in 2018. Ceramics is now my primary studio art practice.   I use hand-building techniques to create tabletop sculpture, vessels and wall reliefs.  The work evolves from the material and process of manipulating clay, often exploring the relationship of the interior space and exterior of the form.     My ceramics are exhibited locally.  I teach ceramics classes for Broward Public Schools adult education program.

As a painter I primarily worked in the traditional technique of buon fresco.  I painted portable, easel-size frescoes on a variety of support surfaces, such as ceramic tiles, and have created fresco murals in New York, Maine, and California. I taught fresco for ten summers at the Skowhegan Art Residency and lectured and present workshops on fresco throughout the country.  An image of my fresco is featured in Gateways to Art" the leading art appreciation textbook used in colleges and advanced placement art history courses. Published by Thames & Hudson. (fall 2018) 

Throughout my career I have balanced my art practice with working in museums and community art centers.  I presented education program at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum; American Museum of Natural History, J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Walters Museum.  After managing the fresco program at Skowhegan I was the Director of the Educational Alliance Art School on the Lower East Side before moving to Florida in 2013 to manage the Boca Raton Museum Art School. 
I returned to full-time art practice in 2017  my studio is in Boca Raton. 


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fresco painting and oil painting, Walter O'Neill

 Walter ONeillDeerfield Beach, FL302-299-2066