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Ep 129 – O’Neil Scott : Resilient Power

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Ep 129 – O’Neil Scott : Resilient Power

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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:

  • FACE
  • Early artistic origins
  • Drawing and memory
  • Football scholarship
  • Financial freedom
  • Artistic heroes and influences
  • Beginning a painting
  • Reference material
  • Studies
  • Substrates
  • Color palette
  • Mediums
  • Brushes and palette knives
  • Self assessment
  • Lighting
  • Self teaching
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Political work
  • Underlying themes
  • MBA
  • Branding
  • Art business
  • Prices
  • Collectors
  • Art dreams
  • Future generations

To find out more about O’Neil and his work go to:

ONeil Scott

Most moving painting to make . . .

Basketball Sneakers in Rwanda by O'Neil Scott
Basketball Sneakers in Rwanda by O’Neil Scott
Detail of Basketball Sneakers in Rwanda by O'Neil Scott
Detail of Basketball Sneakers in Rwanda by O’Neil Scott


Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .

Ep 69 – Bo Bartlett : Working With The Breath Of Life

Ep 110 – Rebecca Leveille : Persistence of Vision

Ep 108 – Mitch Griffiths : Big Dream Triumphs

Ep 77 – Vincent Desiderio : Intellectual Equipment For Imaginative Spaces

Ep 35 – Mario Robinson : Painting The Lived Experience

Ep 40 – Gregory Mortenson – Part 1 : From Haiti To Gethsemane

Ep 42 – Ashley Longshore : Christmas Special

Ep 20 – Ashley Longshore : Global F**cking Domination

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2 responses to “Ep 129 – O’Neil Scott : Resilient Power”

  1. 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.

  2. The artists Work’s are incredible marvellous and incredible gorgeous; with powerful imagery/ messages . I love the concepts and vision of each piece.

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