Art Workshops and tours to Ireland are celebrating 25 years of success
"I learned more in two days of painting with Hugh O'Neill than I have learned in twenty years with other instructors. I look forward to another trip to Florida just to paint with him again"
“Denise Hodgins, Virginia
“In the morning all before 11am I visited Saint Patricks Grave and Church then the area where they filmed Game of Thrones, then painted by the 11th century Dundrum castle,lunched at an acclaimed seafood restaurant,heard Hugh O’Neill sing an Irish song,met a local farmer…I cant believe my luck on this adventure and this was just the first day”Gale Parsons.New York
“Best trip of our lifetimes” Barbara and Brian Callery,Rhode Island USA
Thank you ,no one loves your work like I do, feeds my soul! Thanks"
Lauris Woolford, Ohio
"Hugh's workshop in Ireland was wonderful. He organized everything and looked after us all with great attention.We had a great time painting all day everyday with him. He shows you how to put on the paint confidently and how to 'look' at the values and cool/warm areas of your painting, which is always difficult to see and the most important part of a good painting.I learnt a lot with Hugh,he pushed me to paint larger canvases with bigger brushes,mixing all colors together! Hugh's syle is very loose and vibrant which is why I choose to a course with him
Georgie Rey,England UK
Dear Hugh My time near New Castle in Northern Ireland painting the fantastic landscapes we encountered every day, was so spectacular.... even beyond my dreams! Everywhere I looked was a feast for the eyes. The scenery we painted "en plein air" inspired all of us. We had nothing to worry about since you provided for all our needs... we just set up and painted!Our last day I'll always remember; as we painted from a high point overlooking pasturelands below with the Bourne Mountains in the distance, you strummed your guitar and softly serenaded us with Irish folk songs. I was moved to tears by the beauty of it all.Thank you Hugh
Sincerely,Ginny Pappalardo ,MA USA
I have travelled extensively in Ireland and Europe with various tour guides or teachers, but the days with Hugh have been among the best I’ve experienced. Each place or work of art we visit has come alive for us when Hugh shares his deep pool knowledge about whatever it is we are viewing. I am very grateful that my husband and I went together I can honestly say that Hugh’s brilliant teaching has greatly inspired my life
Susan Adair, United States
Dear Hugh ,First of all, the trip was everything Min and I hoped it would be.We loved Northern Ireland; the mountains, the Sea, and the people.The art instruction was excellent and provided a base to hopefully build upon in the future. The last day, overlooking and painting Slieve Donard Moutain, with your playing and singing in the background was a moment I will not forget.
Barry Fienburg, NC
"The best workshop I have ever taken"
Sue Smith, New York
"Hugh O’Neill is one of those rare discoveries that bring confidence and assurances that great landscape painting is still alive and flourishing. " Bruce Helander is a noted writer on art and the former provost of Rhode Island School of Design and a writer for the” New Yorker
"The talent of the artist and the quality of the paintings is obvious''
Neil Watson Former Curator Norton Museum Of Art