Welcome to Cornwall Studios

Jacquie O'Neill

Selling my surf art prints is a new venture for me and I'm so stoked you are here to take a look.

I realise this sounds so incredibly cliche to say, and I am sure I'm not the first artist to say it... 

I've always been mesmerised by the ocean!!!

Possibly because I was born in a small seaside town in the North? The thing is, I have discovered that if you enter the world next to the ocean, you never want to be too far away from it for too long! It pulls you back without you knowing, and I believe that's how we ended up in Cornwall, all the way from Yorkshire, (via London) 14 years ago!

my ocean obsession was dialed up a notch last year when I finally joined the Ladies Surf Club at my favourite beach, Polzeath. Once I learnt to surf I made myself the promise that I was going to be a 'round the year' surfer!

I made it through the cold January and February months until my promise was broken when we went in to lockdown! I found myself craving the saltwater and looking for a way to express the emotions I was experiencing! One of my friends told me about the Salted Spirit podcast, and I joined in on Stacie's Wellness for Water Women Zoom Sessions held every Sunday through the lockdown - we had talks on positivity, gardening, resilience and sailing round the world solo, but the sessions that really resonated with me the most were the Art Sessions led by Kristina Young from Art of Peace!! She got us to draw waves, and once I started I couldn't stop - it's like something cracked open and spilled out, and the prints you see here are just a fraction of what made it on to paper in my studio!

Jacquie O'Neill

I'm no stranger to the creative industry, I have been a freelance illustrator for over 20 years, and worked with many varied clients, from Ebay, Adobe, Reebok and the BBC, to the local health food shop and builder. But stepping away from my computer and graphics tablet, and rediscovering paints, pencils, paper and canvas has re-awoken that love of getting messy in the medium, and creating art just for the love of it!

 If you are at all interested, and would like to see some of my commercial illustrations, please pop over to my illustration website: 
Thank you for stopping by to find out more about me, I hope you find a print you like - and if you want something I don't have, you can always commission your own here.

Why Cornwall Studios?
Cornwall is my Studio, because my Studio is wherever I am with my sketchbook, I take it everywhere now and sketch what I see!! I love to head out in my van and draw the beaches, waves and surfers that I see on my adventures around North Cornwall!