Mary Rose O’Connell

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    Mary Rose O'Connell

     

    Oil 8 x 8

    Surf by Mary Rose O'Connell was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Mary Rose O’Connell, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, is a classically trained artist working in various genres. She is primarily an oil painter with concentrations in portrait, landscape, still life paintings. Her paintings and commission works are done in both oil and acrylic with a wide variety of options from gallery wrap to gilded framing. The paintings are often done from life and may also be done from high quality photographs when desired. In pursuit of her artistic training Mary Rose had many years of formal training in the Boston School tradition . Mary Rose’s work shows the benefit of a strong grounding in draftsmanship and design. This style of painting is done in natural light and is influenced by the beautiful colors of the Impressionists. Mary Rose maintains a studio in the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts.

     

    Awards

    • 2019 North Shore Arts Association Art Supply Award Surf
    • 2019 FASO Boldbrush Painting Competition Finalist Surf 
    • 2019 Rockport Art Association and Museum Patty and John Wentworth Award for Excellence The Breakfast Table
    • 2017  FASO BoldBrush Painting Competition June Second Place Winner Portrait of  Sara   
    • 2016 FASO BoldBrush Painting Competition September Best Acrylic Painting The North End
    • 2016  Lowell Garden Cemetery Exhibition First Place Lowell Garden Cemetery
    • 2015  Brush Gallery First Place  Fabulous Forgeries Lady Agnew After Sargent
    • 2014  Francesca Anderson Fine Art/ Portraits North Director's Choice Award Almost Miniatures Show  Swan Boat

     

    Solo Shows

    • 2019 April Red Tractor Galley Bearskin Neck Rockport, MA 
    • 2015 November Rockport Art Association Solo Show Marguerite Pearson Gallery Rockport, MA
    • 2014 Whistler House Museum Parker Gallery Solo Show “Essential Impressions”, Lowell, MA
    • 2012 Bank Gloucester Solo Show Gloucester, MA
    • 2012 Whistler House Museum Members Gallery Solo Show “A Collection of Works”, Lowell, MA
    • 2011 Signs of Spring Two Person Show with Mary Minifie Indian Hill Music Littleton, MA

     

    Group Exhibitions 

    • 2019 Birds, Flowers and Gardens  Invitational Francesca Anderson Fine Art/ Portraits North, Lexington, MA
    • 2018 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried Exhibition, Gramercy Park New York, N.Y.
    • 2019 Copley Members Exhibitions Upper and Lower Galleries, Boston, MA
    • 2019 Beauport Invitational Exhibition, Gloucester, MA
    • 2018 Copley Society of Art Juried Members Along the Charles, Gloucester, MA
    • 2018 Gallery Twist About Time, Lexington, MA
    • 2018 Copley Society of Art Boston, MA  Ports of Call Small Works Group Exhibition, Boston, MA
    • 2018 Copley Society of Art Boston, MA Fresh Paint Gala, Boston, MA
    • 2018-2010 Rockport Art Association and Museum Juried Artist Member Exhibits Rockport, MA
    • 2018-2009 North Shore Juried Artist Member Exhibits Gloucester, MA
    • 2019-2009 Lowell Artist Members Juried Exhibitions Whistler House Museum of Art Lowell, MA
    • 2018 Concord Art Members Juried Exhibition 1, Concord, MA
    • 2017 Gallery Blink Lexington, MA
    • 2017 Bristol Museum Holiday Show Cape Ann Comes to Bristol, Bristol, R.I.
    • 2017 Juried Exhibition UMass Lowell in conjunction with the 2017  James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award , Lowell, MA
    • 2017 Brush Gallery Invitational Exhibition instructors and Students, Lowell, MA
    • 2016 Artists of Lowell Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
    • 2016 Still Life Invitational Exhibit Whistler House Museum of Art. Lowell, MA 
    • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 Guild of Boston Artists Annual Juried Competitions, Boston, MA
    • 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Juried Exhibits National Arts Club Gramercy Park, New York, N.Y.
    • 2016, 2015 Brush Gallery Annual Juried Members Show, Lowell, MA

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    Demonstrations/ Teaching/ Workshops

    Whistler House Museum of Art, Lexington Field and Garden Club, Sgroi Art Gallery, Griggs Farm, Red Tractor Gallery Rockport, 

    Cape Ann Plein Air, Rockport Art Association, Art Institute of the Merrimack Valley, Chelmsford Art Society, Woburn Art Association, Reading Art Association, Bedford Art Society, Canton Art Society, Danvers Art Association 

     

    Articles

    • 2019 LOWELL SUN ORCHARD ART IN BILLERICA by Mary Leach
    • 2019 WICKEDLOCAL.COM BILLERICA ARTIST STRIVES TO CAPTURE ANNUAL COLOR SHOW AT GRIGGS FARM by Mary Leach 
    • 2016 LOWELL SUN WHISTLER HOUSE ARTISTS FEATURED IN THE STATE HOUSE  by Nancye Tuttle
    • 2016 PRESS RELEASE ARTISTS OF LOWELL THE STATE HOUSE by Senator Eileen Donahue and Sara Bogosian
    • 2016 FINE ART CONNOISSEUR STILL LIFES WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART by Andrew Webster
    • 2016 LOWELL SUN OUTDOOR ART IN BILLERICA  by Mary Leach
    • 2016 BILLERICA MINUTEMAN MARY ROSE OCONNELL OF BILLERICA INSPIRED BY GRIGGS FARM by Mary Leach
    • 2015 NORTHSHORE MAGAZINE WINTER: A TRIBUTE....PAINTINGS AND INTERVIEW FEATURE MARY ROSE OCONNELL by Kiley Jacques
    • 2015  CHRISTMAS AT AMERICA'S LANDMARK HOMES... THE WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART... Patricia Hart McMillan   and David Strahan  Schiffer Publishing

     

    Gallery Affiliations 

    • Red Tractor Gallery/ Bearskin Neck Rockport, MA
    • Francesca Anderson/ Portraits North Lexington, MA
    • Gallery Twist 1963 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA

     

    Affiliations 

    • Copley Society of Art Boston, MA Artist Member, Portrait Registry
    • Rockport Art Association and Museum Rockport, MA  Artist Member
    • North Shore Arts Association Gloucester, MA Artist Member
    • Oil Painters of America 
    • Lowell Art Association Lowell, MA Artist Member
    • Guild of Boston Artists Boston, MA Associate Artist

     

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