Liam O’Neill

Brendan Behan, oil on canvas by Liam O'Neill

Liam O’Neill: born in Corca Dhuibhne, in West Kerry in 1954 and is among Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary artists. He paints using a palette knife to capture the iconic imagery of his own place; the wind beaten harbours, coastal fishermen, farmers, and musicians are among his subject matter. He also pays particular attention to portraiture; capturing the essence of literary figures such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. He has exhibited widely over the past thirty years including Dingle, Dublin, London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco.