Karen O’Neil’s passion for painting light and color began as an art student. After earning a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, O’Neil studied in Provincetown with Henry Hensche. Artist residencies at Millay and Woodstock School of Art followed. O’Neil’s work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide. Gallery representation includes: Ric Michael Fine Art, New York; Edgewater Gallery, Boston.

She is the recipient of numerous awards. Exhibitions include WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY; Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT; Art Works Gallery, Scranton, PA; ASK Arts Center, Kingston, NY; Ashokan Center, Olive, NY; Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Thaddeus C. Gallery, LaPorte, IN; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ. Her work is in the collections of The Trinity Foundation; Emerson Resort & Spa; Memorial Sloan Kettering; Pfizer; Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals; HVFA.

She is an instructor of painting at the Art Students League of New York, as well as Woodstock School of Art.

O’Neil’s work has been featured in many print publications, and blogs, including The Artists Magazine, and The Jealous Curator.