In 1945, Daniel O’Neill, a painter from Belfast, decided to paint full-time after working as an electrician in the Belfast Shipyard. He displayed his art with Victor Waddington in 1946 and later with the Dawson Gallery in the 1960s. O’Neill moved to London in the late 1950s and returned to Belfast in 1969, where he continued to create his distinctive portraits of women and figures in natural settings. O’Neill’s style is known for its emotional and vibrant colors, and he is often called a romantic painter.
19-¼” x 25″