Ellen O’Neill

Town: Bridgton, Maine – Lexington, Massachusettswedding dresses UK

Genre: Painting

Artwork: Oils and Pastels, landscapes, waterscapes and still life

Artist Statement:

I enjoy painting as it offers to me an opportunity to share with others the beauty and drama of life, as I see it. Now retired, I am able to devote more time to painting in oil or pastel, en plein air or from a studio. Having spent summer and winter vacations in Maine most of my life, I have been inspired by its beauty in all seasons.

Maine and all of New England are my principal areas of interest whether it is the inland lakes and mountains, farmlands, the coast, or its people. It is the play of light dramatically affecting the color, atmosphere and mood of a scene that draws my attention to it. My challenge is then to convey to others, through my painting, what I felt, the story it may tell, and my inspiration.

Art Study:

Studio art courses in drawing, gilding, portraiture, printmaking, as well as acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and oil painting at:

Studied under artists:

  • Diane Levine, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA
  • Murad Sayen, South Paris, Maine
  • Barbara Traficonte, Waterford, ME
  • Catherine Zimmerman, Brookline, MA

Art Awards

“Chickens”, oil on panel, 12×18″
2010 First Place, Art in the Park, Bridgton, Maine

2010 Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Director’s Choice Award, Norway Sidewalk Art Show, Norway, Maine
“Jesatoma Farm,” oil on panel 18×24″

2009 Second Place, Art in the Park, Bridgton Art Guild, Bridgton, ME
“Fleeting Light,” oil on panel, 12×18″

2008 Best of Show, Norway Sidewalk Art Show, Norway, Maine

2008 Second Place, Art in the Park, Bridgton, Maine
“Fryeburg “Farmer,” oil on panel, 12×18″

2008 Honorable Mention, Wester Maine Art Group Juried Show, Norway, ME
“Bartletts,” oil on canvas, 9×12″

2008 Honorable Mention, Western Maine Art Group Juried Show, Norway, ME

Exhibits and Shows:

  • Bridgeton Art Guild-Gallery 302, Bridgton, Maine
  • Bridgeton Art Guild’s “Art in the Park,” Bridgton, Maine
  • Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s Arts and Artsan Fair, Lovell, Maine
  • McLaughlin Garden’s, So. Paris, Maine
  • Norway Public Library, Norway, Maine
  • Norway Savings Bank Operations Center, Norway, Maine
  • Norway Sidewalk Art Show, Norway, Maine
  • Stevens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine
  • Western Maine Art Group-Matolcsy Art Center, Norway, Maine

For original paintings still available, or a signed giclee print of a limited edition presented as matted and sleeved, or matted and framed contact:

emoneill@aol.com. or westernmaineartgroup@gmail.com.

Additional paintings may be viewed at www.gallery302.org and www.westernmaineartgroup.org