Rhea O'Neill
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States

Rhea O'Neill's Friends

  • Skip Mckee
  • A2a Editor

Rhea O'Neill's Groups


Rhea O'Neill's Gallery

Profile Information

About me.

Hello Everyone.

A quick introduction about myself-

I graduated with my BA in Painting from Reading University, UK, in 2006 and went on to do a residency at Leighton Park School (also in Reading) for the following year. I then continued on the Wimbledon college of Art (University of the Arts London) and graduated with my MA in 2008. I recently moved to Santa Cruz, California, to be with my husband and am trying to find my feet in an art community that I yet to have any connections in. I hope to show in San Fransisco in the future.

website- www.rheaoneill.com

Artists Statement.

With these works, I embrace my sentimentality without letting it rule.  The lush surroundings within are always underpinned by repression and segregation. This perfection is sickly sweet, as unobtainable as a dream. I have begun producing a new series of paintings titled Red Men. Inspired by the images of uncontacted primitive tribes still existing in South America, the series aims to highlight the growing divide between our civilization and our perceived roots. These roots are connected though stories, myths and modern science, creating a confusing jumble of messages. A utopian dream for a simple life that can only be achieved through the expense of others, conflicts with a perceived catastrophic long term outcome our way of life may produce. All this collides to create a chaotic vision of over lapping agendas with the over arching knowledge that the world has its own history and we are just one part among many.

Rhea O'Neill's Artworks

  • Add Artwork
  • View All

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Artists2artists Social Network to add comments!

Join Artists2artists Social Network

  • No comments yet!

Resident Curator Views

Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.

AD.C Income & Exhibit Ops

FAUX International Photography Exhibition’ with Juror Louise Clement

International Deadline: December 16, 2015 - The Center for Fine Art Photography announces an international photographic call for entries...

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

International Deadline: January 31, February 16, February 26, June 19, 2016 – Call for submissions to two juried exhibitions, and one juried fine art and craft fair…

Totems and Symbols Exhibition

U.S. National Deadline: December 15, 2015 – The Eleven Squared Venue call for artists. The gallery will select 11 artists to participate in the Totems and Symbols exhibition…

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016

International Deadline: January 18, 2016 – The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe...

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award

International Deadline: November 30, 2015 – Working Artist offers monthly awards to help serious artists keep working. Open to all artists, multiple media's...


  • Add Videos
  • View All

2015 All Rights Reserved

2015 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.

© 2015   Created by A2a Editor.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service