Liam O'Neill

Biography

Liam O'Neill was born in Corca Dhuibhne, in West Kerry in 1954 and is among Ireland痴 most celebrated contemporary artists. He paints using a palette knife to capture the iconic imagery of his own place - It痴 wind beaten harbours, coastal fishermen, farmers and musicians are among his subject matter.
Liam O誰eill enjoys painting the colour and movement of horse racing events and fairs.
He also pays particular attention to portraiture; capturing the essence of literary figures such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Almost sculpturally he carves their characteristic features and reveals the human and emotional essence behind what are well recognised public faces. O誰eill is interested in the nature of portraits and how a famous face can become broadly familiar and simultaneously depersonalized in the public eye. Through the process of looking and realizing these faces with paint, O誰eill reintroduces the humanity in these significant people.
Liam O誰eill has gone back home to live in West Kerry again after thirty years in Dublin.
When he paints scenes of Kerry his own relationship with the landscape appears time and time again. His direct connection with his home place provides him with endless reasoning to paint his surroundings.
O誰eill says of his home place 的 paint that which makes this area unique, the special views: Brandon, The Blaskets, and The Three Sisters, they are the backbone of the place from which it takes its structure. They are powerful symbols. Then there are the fields, the walls, the people and the animals.
Liam O誰eill has exhibited widely over the past thirty years including Dublin, London, Paris, East and West Coast US.
Liam O'Neill is amongst Ireland's most talented contemporary artists. He is a self-taught painter, who, over the last twenty years, has shown work at The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Oireachtas, The National Portrait Exhibition and The Claremorris Open. His paintings are collected nationally and internationally.
Over the course of his career, Liam O'Neill has developed a reputation as one of the finest portrayers of rural life and his painterly interest in the lives and environs of West Kerry has become his hallmark.

"overwhelmingly powerful images of landscapes and people..."

- Armita Wallace, The Irish Times

"Portraiture that leaves its subject "immortalised on canvas."

- Bruce Arnold, The Irish Independent


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Stuca Coirce

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Beirt sa Naomhg

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An Cuan Amach Dinn

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An Fiach 's a Mh疸hair

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Gliomaigh le Gealaigh

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F bhun Bhinn Dhiarmada

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Com Dhneol Amach

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iCistin Bh駟cir

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Amach Linn Dinn

Previously Sold

 

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Ag Fagaint Cuas SOLD

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An Bromach SOLD

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B饌l B疣 Races SOLD

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Bithrn na Smaointe SOLD

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Bringing Home the Turf SOLD

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Clothar Amach SOLD

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Dingle Races SOLD

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Going to the Creamery SOLD

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Heading Home SOLD

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Heading Out SOLD

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Killarney Races under Mangerton SOLD

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R疂l Mhna SOLD

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Running Free, West Kerry SOLD

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Sheridan's Horses SOLD

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Suas Bithrn an Chnoic SOLD

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The Road Home SOLD

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Turf Cutting at Midday SOLD