Junko O’Neill is a fine art painter who primarily works in oils as well as traditional Japanese paints made from natural mineral pigments. Inspired by the Japanese spacial and temporal concept of ‘Ma’, her paintings, which range from figurative to abstract forms, embody space with a sense of time-passing and a charged atmosphere, underlined by a sense of calm. 

Her paintings were selected for AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2017. Her work was also selected for Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Exhibition and for Flux Exhibition at Royal College of Art in 2015, and shortlisted for Kudos International 2013 and the Celeste Prize 2011. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including solo shows in London, Fragments of Time at GV Art and Interlude at Coningsby Gallery, group shows in Paris, Berlin and Florence. She has taken part in the prestigious The Other Art Fair in London several times. 


Junko gained her MA and BA from Winchester School of Art.  Born in Tokyo, she now lives and works in Winchester, Hampshire.