Jael O’Connor is a British painter based in Brighton and Hove. She studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2005. Her main artistic inspiration lies with the portrait and in figurative painting, which has grown from her love of life drawing and painting. She is interested in the narratives that her subjects project, whether consciously or unconsciously. She is also concerned with the moments of life that are filled with contemplation, which is where her interest in still life painting lies, and has a fascination for birds, especially those belonging to the Corvid family. She works primarily in oils. Her work is in several private collections. She is a member of the artists' cooperative Studio 106 and is a guest tutor at Draw Brighton.
 Much of her painting process, life drawing and sketchbook work can be seen on her Instagram page. You can see a list of exhibitions and recent events below




  • 2022 Sussex Contemporary Group Show - Worthing Museum
  • 2022 Elements Group Exhibition - The Regency Town House Hove
  • 2022 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Galleries, London - Featured Artist
  • 2022 Society of Women Artists 161st Annual Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London
  • 2021 Worthing Museum Open 21 – selected for Judges’ Shortlist
  • 2021 Society of Women Artists 160th Annual Open Exhibition
  • 2021 The Marks We Make Group Show, The Curator’s Salon
  • 2021 Solo Exhibition, The Dover Castle, Brighton
  • 2021 CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE Group Show, Brush Art Gallery, Brighton
  • 2021 Jackson’s Painting Prize – Longlisted ‘The Blue Coat’
  • 2020 PURA VIDA Group Show, Brush Art Gallery, Brighton
  • 2020 Finalist, Holly Bush Women’s Painting Prize, Group Show, London
  • 2020 Portraits for NHS Heroes, online exhibition
  • 2020 BLOOM Group Show, Brush Art Gallery, Brighton
  • 2019 Worthing Artists Open Houses
  • 2005-2022 Studio 106 Hove, Brighton Artists Open Houses May Exhibition



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