The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Angie O’Neal
Angie O’Neal is a contemporary visual artist who is a long time Maryland resident. She is a native Washingtonian, whose style is to use color to express boldness and realism. Her goal is to captivate and engage her audience with vivid colors and to inspire all with creativity through visual communication.
She views painting as a means of expression. According to Angie, painting is relaxing, rewarding and an awesome thing to do in her spare time, sharing her gift. Painting and drawing is something that she has been doing for as long as she can remember, a talent and passion that never fades.
Angie uses many different mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic, pencil, oil and pastel, as she finds that working in a single medium is restrictive to the creative process. Angie is inspired by taking a blank canvas and bringing it to life. Through her paintings, she is a visual story teller, she invites you to join her on her creative journey.
Angie’s art related passion is to develop a program called “Paint to Remember”. She plans to establish visual art sessions for participants experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Researchers have found that art can be used to give the patient a means of self-expression when verbal skills fail. She is interested in starting the conversation with local Senior Citizen Centers and seeking sponsors to explode this venture.
Angie studied visual arts and photograph at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the Corcoran Institute of Art; UMGC Liberal Arts.
Created the GoFundMe to help the Seniors
Grandmas Helping Hands Covid-19 organized by Caregivers Like Us
Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Angie’s work along with the details for each piece.
(From Left to Right)
The Road Less Traveled
Brown (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Artists Favorites”)
Queen of Soul (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Methods of Transport”)
Graphite – PEN & INK
Mama and Cub (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Little Girl looking up to greatness (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)