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Welcome to Cornwall Studios

Jacquie O'Neill


Inspired by emotions, I’m ultimately trying to capture those feelings on paper - the essence of an experience, be that riding a wave or a cold water swim under a crescent moon! The ocean pulls me the strongest, but a babbling brook or a tranquil lake half way up a mountain can elicit a beautiful response too! If I can successfully translate that feeling into a visual format, then hopefully a seconds glance at the image can transport you to that moment in a similar way that a smell can.

Born through the first Lockdown in 2020 when I found myself looking for ways to express the emotions that I was experiencing from not being able to spend time in the ocean, Cornwall Studios became the perfect opportunity to try new mediums and subjects. Having been a freelance commercial illustrator for the last 20 years, I was predominantly a digital artist, but when I picked up a paint brush again, something cracked open and spilled out - rediscovering paint, pencils, paper and canvas re-awoke that love of getting messy in the medium, and creating art just for the feeling it ignites within!

 
Jacquie O'Neill

I've been a freelance illustrator for over 20 years and worked with many varied clients, from Ebay, Adobe, Reebok and the BBC, to the local health food shop and builder.  When you have a moment, please pop over to my illustration website and check out a selection of my commercial illustrations: 
Thank you for stopping by to find out more about me, I hope you find a print you like - and if you want something I don't have, you can always commission your own here.

Why the name Cornwall Studios?
Cornwall is my Studio, because my Studio is wherever I am with my sketchbook, I take it everywhere now and sketch what I see!! I love to head out in my van and draw the beaches, waves, surfers and swimmers that I see on my adventures around North Cornwall!