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Artist - Jim O’Neil

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Born in Edinburgh, I’ve lived in Joppa for over 35 years. I’m a graduate in architecture from Glasgow University and a compulsive doodler. I’ve sketched townscapes, painted landscapes and illustrated projects throughout my career.

Since retiring I’ve found more time to sketch and paint. My preferred medium is watercolour. I like it’s subtlety, vibrancy and unpredictability.

I’m strongly influenced by the urban beauty and diversity of Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town and the vibrant colours and rich townscapes of cities such as Rome, Venice, Lisbon and Zurich. Our lovely garden is also a great influence.

I love the beautiful landscape and seascapes of East Lothian, the East Neuk of Fife, Tuscany and the Côte d’Azur. When the sun shines they sparkle. I try to capture the essence of this in my paintings and the beauty of the many plants and flowers that enrich our lives.

Available Work

Ramsey Gardens - 36cm by 32.5cm

Original Framed Watercolours - £45

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