Cover Artist: Peter O’Neill
By Peter O'Neill
After nearly losing his childhood dream of becoming an artist, Peter O’Neill, at the age of 36, left his career to become a street artist in St. Augustine, Florida. His first commission brought him only $15, but it was proof that people would pay for his work. After exploring all mediums, Peter settled on oils. He is entirely self-taught and creates art that connects people with their emotions. His powerful work, Two Minutes of Silence, depicting a N.Y. City fireman after the 9/11 bombing, was chosen by the FDNY and the office of the mayor to grace the cover of the program for a memorial service held at Madison Square Garden. In June of 2009, this iconic work was used on the set of nationally syndicated television show, Army Wives.
Peter O’Neill’s success has been touted on national television, naming him one of the fastest rising talents in America. Today, he owns two galleries, one in St. Augustine, Florida, and one in Charleston, South Carolina. Contact the artist through his website, www.oneillgallery.com.