Artist, Art Educator, Art Advocate
About the Artist
Monica O' Neill has always had her hands busy at work, covered with ink, paint, or clay. She's as talented spinning a wheel, as she is with a brush or pencil in hand at the drawing board. When she is not teaching at her local schools or events, Monica creates stunning one-of-a-kind art. Her talents have been recruited for painting murals at businesses and in homes, private art classes for adults and children, as well as commissioned pieces for local interior designers.
With a Masters of Arts in Teaching, a degree in Studio Arts & Art Education, Monica has a multitude of skills which she says have assisted her in teaching art and guiding her in her own art making processes. Her pieces have a whimsical appeal incorporating nature and embracing the viewer completely in a sense of tranquility and calm.
Awards & Exhibitions:
Awarded First Place from Belmont University for Painted Guitar Art TAEA, 2020
Juried Art exhibit for Cheatham County Art League, Awarded Second Place 2019
Belmont University TAEA Connections Exhibit 2018 - Awarded 2nd Place in Painting Category
Riverfest Juried Art Exhibit Clarksville, TN 2017
CMCSS Art Teacher Exhibits 2015, 2016, 2017
River Arts Council Juried Exhibition 2007 Awarded 3rd Place
Awarded Teacher of the Year 2011 Nashville TN
Cheekwood Botanical Museum of Art in Nashville TN MNPS Art Teacher Exhibits 2005, 2006, 2007 – Awarded 1st Place and Scholarship
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN Exhibits 2003, 2004 –Awarded Honorable Mention 2003
Illustrated The Apple Cobbler Pie written by Bridgette and Shawn Wilson (a published Children’s book)
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Guitar Design hand-painted by Monica O'Neill for the 2020 Belmont TAA Guitar Art Contest.
2020 1st Place