Galway artist brings resin art to life in signature collection
Ciara O’Neill’s art makes you think. It makes you question: what was she thinking? How does it make you feel? Most of all, do you see what I see in that? Art is personal and interpretative, and this is no more so than with Ciara O’Neill’s studio contemporary collection.
From Tuam in Galway, Ciara has returned to Ireland after living in Australia for over eight years. Living on the Australian east coast she was introduced to resin art and fell in love with the process and the scope for creativity it allowed her to reach as an artist.
O’Neill holds an Interior Design Degree and through this she developed an eye for colour. Throughout her time in Australia she was introduced to more vibrant colour patterns and schemes from the climate and the landscape there.
Her artform begins with a dying of the resin with pigments when it is still in liquid form and hand pours it on to the canvas or jewellery creating one off individual abstract pieces. Her designs are inspired by the ocean and its many hidden secrets. This coupled with a period of personal growth for Ciara has led to her most powerful art work collection to date.
“I had been through a very tough time, I was lost in myself and when I returned to Ireland I really did throw myself in my art. It saved me in so many ways. I channeled all my fears, worries, doubts and pain through this collection. There is light, darkness and everything in between in the pieces. It was a real reflection of where my head was at and how I was coming through. When I look at it all now. I really love it. I don’t resent it. It was such a powerful time in my life when I had no power but through my art,” explained Ciara.
Ciara has also taken her art and created a wearable collection through key jewellery pieces including statement neck pieces, rings and stud earrings. These and her art adds a serious pop of colour to any outfit or room. The artwork needs its own space to live, her pieces range from small prints to resin tables to the larger scale 1500mm x 1000mm pigmented resin on wood in solid oak frames. Her full collection is available through her website.
To see her full collection, check out www.ciaraoneillart.com or get social on Instagram and Facebook.