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John O'Shea

Painting by John O'Shea

John O'Shea, Cape Cod Storm, 20 x 14, acrylic on wood


"My work is a reflection of my inner thoughts, happy memories, successes, regrets and dreams. My art is my music. It progresses, moves forward…and the last piece is always a departure point to a new creation that reflects my eager to experiment while venturing into new territories". -- John O'Shea

John O'Shea is a self-taught artist who works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and printmaking. He is a member of and has taken workshops at Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Most recently he has studied with Harry Folsom. John O'Shea combines eye-catching colors and textures in his abstract and figurative paintings all adding to his intriguing and sometimes mystical creations. The paintings "Out of the Fog" and "In the Mist" evoke a haunting intrigue to the boats portrayed and display John's brush techniques with oil. However, John O'Shea is best known for introducing ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) to Provincetown. During the 2011 and 2012 "Ten Days of Art" John held demonstrations and mini-workshops to visitors of all ages on how to create ACEOs. The Hutson Gallery has represented John O'Shea since 2011.

John O'Shea was born in New York City in 1959. He moved to Ireland when he was 3 years old and began painting when he was 10. John returned to the US and New York when he was 19 and began to really develop his artistic abilities. During the last 10 years John has traveled frequently to the Alentejo region of Portugal. It was in Évora, Portugal that John spent almost all of his time painting and his art reflected the light and architecture of this ancient Roman city. John has been a resident of Provincetown for 15 years and he continues to explore new ways to share his cultural traditions. His current work reflects the people and places of Provincetown.

Represented by Hutson Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown
508 487-0915




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