Born in Liverpool, Mike O’Neill studied Display & Exhibition Design and Art & Design at Bootle College of Art in Liverpool.
For many years he worked as a Display Artist for various companies and department stores as well as Chanel Perfumes & Cosmetics, before he became a self employed Artist & Designer.
During this time he also designed a number of multi media events and collaborated with Ben Williams to compose the electronic music for several dance works, including ‘Flee’ by Edwin Lung, premiered at The Place, Charing Cross, London in 1996. Other electronic music he composed was under the name Myth Gestalt Musik. Music Technology Magazine in the 1990’s called Myth Gestalt Musik ‘ Dark, haunting and majestic’
This could also be said about many of the images he creates, whether with paint or using digital media. He always looks behind the obvious, from a different perspective, to search for something new.
Mike O’Neill’s paintings have been exhibited in London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Torquay, Glastonbury and the Forest of Dean at both solo and group exhibitions. In October 2014 he was part of the Art Below exhibition at Regents Park Underground Station(poster from this exhibition available) He now lives and works from his studio in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Paintings and Fine Art Prints by Mike O’Neill are available to buy from Saatchi Art click here to go to page