Artist Michele O'Neil

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Contemporary artist Michele O’Neil resides on the coast of Cape Ann. She has been working with watercolor and oil paints for almost two decades, expressing a love for the landscape of her home and abroad. This reverence for her surroundings brings her canvas and brushes “en plein air” allowing the energy of the experience to lead her creative process. Michele's bold watercolors are an attempt to try to capture the energy and fleeting moment of her experience. If she travels, her easel travels with her so that any opportunities of inspiration are not wasted. Michele has studied and taken workshops with several famous contemporary artists. She has won numerous awards across Cape Ann and continues to be an active part in the classical art community.

2020–Rockport Art Association Mary Brian Memorial Aware – Excellence in watercolor
2019–Margaret Laurie Abramo Memorial Award – Excellence in watercolor 
2018–Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw – 1st place, Non-juried artist division
2017–NSSA New England Watercolor Society Award – Balboa Park
2017–Rockport Art Association Mary Bryan Memorial Award – Road to Appleton Farms
2016–Rockport Art Association Margarett Laurie Award – Early Evening Interlude
2015–NAA Best Work in Watercolor – Ipswich Clammer
2013–Topsfield Fair – Professional Arts 3rd Place – Camden Reflections
2013–Magnolia Art Show – People’s Choice Award – Surfs Up
2011–Magnolia Art Show – Honorable Mention
2010–Topsfield Fair – Professional Arts Division Watercolor Second Place – Ipswich Winter Marsh


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