CALLEY O’NEILL, Principal Artist, Founder, Creative Director, Hawai’i
Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’
Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls.
Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).
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May we NOW be a blessing in our own bodies. May we NOW be a blessing in our families and within our communities. May we NOW create a future that is just, abundant and magnificent. It seems to me that all that is needed is an activation of love. The solution to all of our problems is simply to love life. ~ Calley O’Neill
In June 2009, Calley traveled with two paintings, The Right to Exist (giraffe) and Fare Well Beloved (Amur tiger) that were selected in competition for the David Shepherd Foundation International Wildlife Exhibition in London, where they were featured, and created a sensation at the prestigious Mall Gallery at Trafalgar Square.
Calley, Artist in Residence at the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island, is shown where she spends every Monday and Friday, painting all day at her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery on site. Here she works on Animal’s Point of View (so named by a 10 year old guest) (orang-utan) for The Rama Exhibition
While Calley, her mom and the paintings were on tour in London, Calley stopped to do what she does best, love and support the Earth and all its inhabitants at The Museum of Natural History
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An International Traveling Exhibition of Endangered Species
Dedicated to the Children of the World by Calley O'Neill with Rama the Elephant
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Artists Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak