John O’Connor

“Purple Sunset”

Oil on canvas, 30” x 36”


I loved the sea when I was in The U.S. Navy in the late 1960's. I have painted many sea and sky scapes in the last 10 years since retiring. I love the drama of the sea.


Artist Bio

After CIA graduation from CIA in 1977, I was in a religious community for three years. I eventually went and obtained a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and a Masters Degree in Social Work. I was a mental health therapist for more than 25 years.





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