Ginny ONeil is a portrait and landscape artist who works mainly in watercolor. A lifetime Boston resident, she also spends time in Treasure Beach, Jamaica where she and her husband, Tom Menihan, are the artists-in-residence at Jake’s Hotel during the winter months.
One of the ten ONeil sisters of Boston’s Easter Parade during the 1940’s and 50’s, Ginny credits her late mother, Julia ONeil, for early creative inspiration. While raising five children Ginny attended Boston State College and MIT for City Planning.
When Ginny began painting with watercolors on her first trip to Jamaica, she was intrigued by the
light and color of the Caribbean coast and the beauty of the Jamaican people, and she knew that she’d found her life’s work. Her first painting guru was Bill Georgenes, who lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A compelling interest in portraiture led her to study with the late Dudty Fletcher who taught at the DeCordova Museum and the Cambridge Center for the Arts.
Ginny and Tom show their work by appointment at Two Boats Gallery, their home/studios in Jamaica Plain.