Liam O'Connor

Liam O`Connor, Jack, Oil on Zinc
Liam O`Connor, Jack, Oil on Zinc

“As an artist I am drawn to painting, specifically portraiture. Dissecting what has drawn me to the portrait has become a motivation for my practice. This dialogue with portraiture, its history and placement within art has led me to produce and show works in many mediums. Recently I have been pairing large fabric works with small oil paintings on zinc and copper. The backdrop has come to the foreground, veiling and sometimes replacing/becoming the portrait.

Alongside my painting practice I have also co-founded LLE with artist Lara Davies as a means of focusing on creating dialogues between painters based in Wales and painters working further afield. ‘Lle’ is the Welsh word for place, and by having no fixed place LLE has the freedom to interact and engage with artist practice in new ways.“

In 2011 Liam received his Masters with Distinction, leading to him becoming one of Axis's MAstars. Liam's works are part of collections within the UK and internationally, including work in Standard Chartered Bank and The Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden. He has also exhibited widely including shows with the Times Watercolour prize, the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Ryder Cup and the Royal Portrait Society.

The artist was in the following exhibition:

Links :
  • Liam O`Connor, Lara, Dan and Eira Hanging, oil on zinc watercolour on fabric with steel pins, 2016
  • Liam O`Connor, Jack, Oil on Zinc
  • LLE installation at London Art Fair, 2017