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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Meitheal sa Phortach
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Roimis na B疂st
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An Fiach 's a Mh疸hair
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Seo Ardaigh I
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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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Cathedral Rocks, Inis na mBro
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Amach Linn Dinn
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Min Cam a' Lochaigh
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Turfcutting, Cruach Mharthain

Previously Sold

 

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A Day in the Bog SOLD
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A Field of Oats SOLD
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Adhmhaidin Cuas SOLD
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Ag Baint Mhna SOLD
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Ag Cnochairt SOLD
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Ag Fagaint Cuas SOLD
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Ag S畸h疂lt F駟r SOLD
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Amach Linn Cuas SOLD
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An Bthar Siar SOLD
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An Bromach SOLD
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An Fomhar SOLD
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Ar an Sle疣 Cam a' Lochaigh SOLD
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Ar an Slean Com a'Lochaigh SOLD
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Arbhar an Fhmhair SOLD
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Around Brandon Head SOLD
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Barley by the Sleeping Giant SOLD
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B饌l B疣 Races SOLD
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Blaskets from Couminole SOLD
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Bithrn na Smaointe SOLD
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Bringing Her Up SOLD
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Bringing Home the Turf SOLD
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Bringing Up the Naomhg, Clogher SOLD
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Buile Speile SOLD
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Clothar Amach SOLD
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Cogar SOLD
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Coirce SOLD
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Coming Home, Great Blasket SOLD
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Cornfield SOLD
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Coum a'Lochaigh SOLD
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Dingle Races SOLD
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Early Morning Cuas SOLD
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Eorna an Chnoic SOLD
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Faobhar SOLD
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Going to the Creamery SOLD
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Harvesting the Hill Field SOLD
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Hauling the Lobster Pots Ballydavid SOLD
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Haymaking SOLD
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Haymaking SOLD
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Haymaking SOLD
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Haymaking SOLD
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Haymaking by the Sleeping Giant SOLD
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Haymaking Day SOLD
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Haymaking, Ballydavid SOLD
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Heading Home SOLD
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Heading Home Cuas SOLD
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Heading into Cuas SOLD
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Heading Out SOLD
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Killarney Races under Mangerton SOLD
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L na Scolb SOLD
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Last Pot, Cuas SOLD
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Lobstermen at Cuas SOLD
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Lobstermen from Cuas SOLD
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Mackerel Fishing SOLD
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Mackerel Fishing Dooneen SOLD
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Mackerel Men SOLD
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Mackerelmen, Duinin SOLD
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Maidin Bhre, Cuas SOLD
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Making Haystacks SOLD
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Meitheal Mna SOLD
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Meitheal sa Phortach SOLD
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Mountain Turf SOLD
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Mountain Turf, Co. Kerry SOLD
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N hAbair SOLD
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Oats at Mount Brandon SOLD
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On His Way Home SOLD
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Passing Cuas SOLD
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Punainne Choirce SOLD
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R疂l Mhna SOLD
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Regatta an Daingin SOLD
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Riding the Wave SOLD
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Roimis na Stoirme SOLD
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Rowing to the Sleeping Giant SOLD
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Running Free, West Kerry SOLD
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Sa Phortach SOLD
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Sa Phortach SOLD
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Saving the Hay at Mount Brandon SOLD
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Saving the Hay before the Rain SOLD
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Scytheman by the Sleeping Giant SOLD
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Sheridan's Horses SOLD
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Soladir SOLD
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Sl饌n Mhna SOLD
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Stacking the Turf SOLD
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Suas Bithrn an Chnoic SOLD
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The Reaper SOLD
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The Reaper SOLD
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The Road Home SOLD
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Three Men in a Naomhg Cuas SOLD
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Three Men Launching the Currach SOLD
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Tg Bog SOLD
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Trir sa Naomhg Baile na nGall SOLD
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Turf Cutters SOLD
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Turf Cutting at Midday SOLD
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Turf on Mount Eagle SOLD
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Turfcutting by Mount Brandon SOLD
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Turfman, Mount Brandon SOLD
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Turfmen, Com 'a Lochaigh SOLD
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Yellow Colt SOLD