Billyo O’Donnell • Village Galleries


Billyo O’Donnell,

“For more than two decades I’ve been intrigued by the way a painting’s surface and subject complement and compete in the viewer’s mind. In working plein air, I am excited by the way my visual experience translates into a surface language expressed through the richness of paint. Using a personal language of abstract marks, I want to share with the viewer a deeper emotional response to the world in which we live.”

Billyo is recognized as one of America's leading landscape painters by several prestigious plein air invitationals, and was included in a traveling exhibit and book, "Sea To Shining Sea," curated by the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA and comprised of 50 of America's top landscape painters.

Most Recent Selected Awards

2014 Voted in as a member of PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America)

2014 Juror New Harmony, IN “Brush of Spring”, Annapolis, MD “Paint Annapolis” 160 artists.

2013 Selected for the "Crystal Cove Alliance’s first Master Artist Workshop" Crystal Cove State Park, California

2013 Bronze Award, Art In the Open, Wexford, Ireland, (Largest plein air event in Europe)