Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill creates vibrant, swirling paintings in intensely hued colours. While O’Neill pays homage to the great abstract painters of the 20th century, her aesthetic is also based on personal experience. Her paintings are described as aerial-views of the vast country Victoria, where the artist spent her childhood. It’s the warmth of soil and the beauty of the landscape that shaped her creativity. She utilizes these unexpected moments from her past as the jumping-off point for artistic explorations that look to recreate her perceptions rather than actual events. Movement—of the hand, brush, and paint—is integral to O’Neill’s work, as evidenced by her gestural style and the kinetic energy she captures on the canvas.
West End Art Space is proud to present ‘Tempered’ by Fran O’Neill.