Derek O’Connor


Apple of His Eye, 29 x 49.5 cm, oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1000
Untitled, Yellow, 29 x 23 cm, oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1000

Untitled, Pink, 29 x 23 cm, oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1000
Beach Head, 29 x 23 cm, oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1000

Heat, 29 x 49.5 cm oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1800

Video Tape, 29 x 49.5 cm oil on acrylic sealed Time Life canvas book cover. $1800

        Artist Biography

Derek O’Connor is a Canberra based painter originally from England. O’Connor is primarily an abstract painter whose work is informed by material, method and intuition. His paintings are layered, scraped-back and reworked until they reach completion, the subject often revealing itself. His work is imbued with fluidity and energy, and an emotive quality that comes from the physicality of his painting technique.
        Derek O’Connor was born in England in 1959 and migrated to Adelaide in 1969. He later moved to Canberra to study painting at the Australian National University, and has since exhibited regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. O’Connor is represented by Nancy Sever gallery in Canberra and showed with Watters Gallery for over 10 years. He has been a finalist in a number of prestigious art prizes most notably, the Arthur Guy memorial Painting Prize, Mosman Art Prize, the Redlands Westpac Art Prize and the Blake Prize. His work is held in numerous public and private collections around Australia including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.