Mark O'Neill

Mark O’Neill’s work is consistently enriched and inspired by contact with the surrounding elements of nature. His landscapes, still life, interior and out door scenes are succinct in their style through his understanding of light and of the tonal qualities of colour. O’Neill has formed almost a hermetic attachment to nature built up through translucent layers of paint.

Born to Irish parents in 1963 in Lancashire, it was due to his father’s position that O’Neill  had a nomadic childhood travelling to South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria and Malta. His father was also an amateur painter of considerable skill and deftness, specialising in still life paintings, and encouraging him as a child. The family’s sporadic existence concluded upon their return to Liverpool. Mark’s early artistic training was provided by his secondary school art teacher, Colin Wilkinson, an inspirational man, who advocated a return to classical, realist painting and had and enthusiasm for figurative and still life painting.

With acceptance to Kingston Art College, London, O’Neill work took on a more graphic edge, where upon graduation, with first class honours, he excelled in the field of illustration. Vied by prestigious clients such as Harrods and Warner Brothers for his distinctive style, Mark’s work also featured on a number of book covers by renowned authors such as Catherine Cookson and James Herriot.

Since his arrival in Ireland in the late nineteen eighties Mark O’Neill progressively broke from the graphic tradition, becoming self aware as a professional artist. This development has been closely observed. His varied subject matter of robustly constructed still life provides a profound sense of realism echoing the works of Vermeer and Chardin. His sure observations of nature have

produced out door compositions which are full of a quite naturalism. His simple, unadorned interior scenes are infused with an intrinsic understanding of light.

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Millhouse Favourites

Oil on board 9x15ins Sold

Strawberries & Cream

Oil on board 15x18ins Sold

Mark O'Neill

"Celebrating White"

Oil on board 17.5x32ins Sold


Oil on board 22x39ins Sold

The Vintage Run


Oil on Board 28x20ins Sold

Boutique Bouquet

Oil on board 19x22ins Sold


"Well Worn"

Oil on board 20x24ins Sold

"The Wheelbarrow"

Oil on board 18x12ins Sold

"A Good Year"

Oil on board 12x16ins Sold

Tranquility Rose

Oil on board 8x12ins


In The Long Grass

Oil on board 10x14ins


Kilcarry Blue

Oil on board 9x14ins €1,500

Millhouse Medley

Oil on board 14x23 ins Sold

Millhouse Soft White

Oil on board 12x18ins


Mount Leinster

Oil on board 12x18ins


Splendid Array

Oil on board 16x26ins