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In this episode, I am talking with artist O’Neill Scott in Philadelphia. O’Neil paints powerful portraits with strong messages. His work is shown in a number of different galleries in the America in group and solo shows. He has won a number of awards, the most recent of which is best in show at this years Annual National Juried Exhibition which I was the juror for.
Here are some of the subjects we visit:
- Early artistic origins
- Drawing and memory
- Football scholarship
- Financial freedom
- Artistic heroes and influences
- Beginning a painting
- Reference material
- Color palette
- Brushes and palette knives
- Self assessment
- Self teaching
- Imposter syndrome
- Political work
- Underlying themes
- Art business
- Art dreams
- Future generations
To find out more about O’Neil and his work go to:
Most moving painting to make . . .
Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .
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Just listening to your thoughts about artists being ‘self-taught’. I guess you could say we have been following our curiosity and learning that way.
The artists Work’s are incredible marvellous and incredible gorgeous; with powerful imagery/ messages . I love the concepts and vision of each piece.