Artist: Michael J O'Connell
Blue and red sailboat, abstract oil
24"W x 30"L
"Michael J. O'Connell, originally of Johnson City, NY, is an artist residing in Clearwater, Florida.
A graduate of the Tampa Tech School of Art and Design, Michael began his professional career as an airbrush
artist at Tampa's Busch Gardens. His designs and paintings can be seen throughout the Tampa Bay area and
have been used for several national events as well. A self-taught contemporary painter, his bold use of colors
and imagery make his paintings both versatile and memorable. 2017 marked the first public showing of
his paintings druing the St. Petersburg Artwalk and can be seen at www.oconnellpaintings.com.
Although his work can also be described as abstract, Michael says "I want everyone to see something in
each painting which they can relate to. I try to keep my work open to everyone's interpretation so they
can connect to each piece on a personal level."