Ev O'Neill

About Ev:

Evelyn is an involved member of the Mentone-Mordialloc Art Group (MMAG), joining in 1987, and the Wildlife Art Society of Australia, joining in 1994.  Her watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings are hung in homes both in Australia and overseas.  She is an accomplished artist, craftsperson and teacher whose career has included painting, needlework, clothing design, millinery and embroidery.

Evelyn has also had three books published – the first being an illustrated children’s book, followed by two craft books featuring Australian themes, flora and fauna.  She is now concentrating on detailed, true-to-life animal and bird paintings, and has achieved recognition through many prizes, awards and commendations.

At MMAG Evelyn was on the committee and vice president for 8 years before becoming a tutor in 1996.  At MMAG she has tutored in drawing, but has also tutored in watercolour, oil and acrylic when covering for absent tutors.


Landscape, flora and fauna.


Watercolour, oil, acrylic, coloured pencil.


“On the Nature Trail” – Mulgrave Gallery, Rowville (1997)

“Gentle Arts” – Makers Gallery, Sandringham (1994)

“Rick Rowton & Friends” – Makers Gallery, Sandringham (1991)


Best Presented Open Category - Watercolour; Nobel Park Community Centre (2013)

“Canson Award” – Pastels; MMAG (2004)

“Best in Show” – Oil; MMAG (2003)

“Highly Commended “ – Watercolour; Wildlife Art Society (2001)

“Highly Commended” – Acrylic; St Christopher’s Art Show (1999)

“Third Prize” – Acrylic; MMAG (1997)

“Encouragement Award” – Oil; Wildlife Art Society (1997)

“First Prize (Acquisitive)” – Oil; MMAG (1996)

“Encouragement Award” – Oil; Wildlife Art Society (1996)

“Third Prize” – Acrylic; MMAG (1995)

“Best Watercolour”; MMAG (1995)

“Highly Commended” – Acrylic; MMAG (1994)

“First Prize” – Drawing; MMAG (1994)

“Very Highly Commended” – Watercolour; MMAG (1994)

“Popular Vote” – Acrylic; MMAG (1993)

“Commended/Encouragement Award” – Oil; MMAG (1992)

“Highly Commended” – Watercolour; MMAG (1989)

“Third Prize” – Watercolour; MMAG (1986)

“Highly Commended” – Watercolour; Hampton Art Show (1986)

“Honourable Mention” – Oil; Chelsea Art Show (1984)

Published Works:

“Washing Mr Blob”, 1991, Children’s Picture Story Book, written and illustrated.

“Aussie Soft Toys”, 1992, Lothian Australian Craft Series, Designs, Patterns, Text and Illustrations.

“Easy Ribbon Embroidery”, 1993, Lothian Australian Craft Series, Designs, Patterns, Text and Illustrations.

Further Education:

Night School, R.M.I.T.  – Watercolour

Mentone-Mordialloc Art Group  – Tutors: Peter Dunne, Margaret Metcalf, Rick Rowton, Wendy Smith, Gunnar Neeme, Janet Matthews, Alan Rawady.


  • "Watercolour" on Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • "Drawing for Beginners" on Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm