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: George Billis Gallery, and Edgewater Galleries, VT. She is the recipient of numerous awards. Exhibitions include George Billis Gallery, Westport, CT, Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT, Edgewater Galleries, Middlebury, VT, Art Works Gallery, Scranton, PA, ASK Arts Center, Kingston, 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 NYC; Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals; HVFA.
O’Neil is an instructor of painting at The Art Students league of New York, as well as Woodstock School of Art.
Her work has been featured in many print publications, and blogs, including The Artists Magazine and The Jealous Curator.