J. O'Connell is a predominantly a flower painter,
born in Tanzania but has lived and worked in Kenya
and the Far East. J. O'Connell says she has been
by the colour and vibrancy of these tropical
"Colour is very important to me; I seriously believe it brings life and warmth to a room or to an individual. I love the contrast of opposing pigments such as orange and green. I feel I am continually challenged by mother- nature; how do I get those rich orange and purples that are seen in flowers onto my paper? When I paint flowers, I want them to have movement, life and energy! I want them to jump out of the picture! My paintings are bright and cheerful and intended to make all those who enjoy them feel good."
June originally trained as a nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children, Gt. Ormond Street, London and then worked in Kenya starting an Assessment Centre for children with severe disabilities where she used art as a form of therapy. June has since held various health care development posts including writing guidelines. Painting has always been a passion, J.O'Connell has been painting since she was six, has produced illustrations for a number of magazines and has held two exhibitions.
Target-Art organised Art Exhibition:
The Opening of Target-art.co.uk at the Magic Cafe (23 August 2008)