Growing up in a family of divers, his first diving adventures took place at an early age, allowing him to experience first-hand the vibrancy and amazing textures of the magnificent fish.
Nick’s experience and artistic talent allowed him to develop a unique style of painting, combining the technique of using pure colour on a dark background, as invented by the 16th Century Venetian artist, Giorgione with the vibrant colours and truth to nature practiced by the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite artists.
Nick’s stunning works have been highly acclaimed by collectors and the press, appearing in Sport Diver magazine, Marlin, Crest magazine and he has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious DSWF International Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition every year since 2010 – with his work Highly Commended in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
In 2012 he was commissioned to paint a big cat. This presented a whole new challenge and inspired a new branch of his work – Nick Oneill: Art WILDLIFE