- Introduction

- Becci Crowe

- John O'Neill

- Tony Bennett

- Hans Peeters


John P. O'Neill

"To describe a new species of animal stands as one of the major accomplishments of any biologist's life. To describe thirteen new species of birds, as John P. O'Neill has done, is enough to set him apart, but that is only one part of this man's work.

As an artist, John P. O'Neill successfully communicates the beauty of both common and uncommon birds to all who view his paintings. Massachusetts Audubon Society named him Artist of the Year for (please add in!) . O'Neill's work has also appeared in Audubon Magazine, National and International Wildlife, Encyclopedia Britannica, the National Geographic Society Field Guide to the Birds of North America, A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, the Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding and numerous other books, publications and exhibits including the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson"Birds in Art" exhibit. His newest book, "John O'Neill's Great Texas Birds," will contain 48 portraits of his favorite Texas birds, and will be published in the fall of 1999 by the University of Texas Press. All but four of these plates have already been sold. This summer, O'Neill will begin the task of finishing a book on the Birds of Peru that will be published by Princeton University Press in 2004 He and his wife will wait until the year 2000 to again set out on an expedition to another of the many remote, ornithologically unknown parts of of Peru, where he has gone to study birds almost every year for the last thirty-nine years.

Aside from some original work that is available, O'Neill does have several different prints for sale. He may be reached at (225)-642-0409 or via his e-mail address at

Sample Portfolio


Turquoise-browed motmot in Costa Rican dry forest

Acrylic Painting 25" x 30"

Copyright John P. O'Neill

Scaled Quail

Acrylic Painting 20' x 25'

Copyright John P. O'Neill


Curve-billed thrasher
with Texas prickly pear cactus

Acrylic Painting 20" x 25"

Copyright John P. O'Neill

John O'Neill - 220 Pecan Dr. - St. Gabriel, LA 70776 - E-mail:

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