Jean O’Neil is a professional artist whose career in the visual arts has taken her around the globe from the Berkshires to Beijing. She grew up in upstate New York, has traveled and lived on both coasts as an Arts Educator, Administrator, and Community Arts Center Director. O'Neil is best known as a ceramic sculptor but has sold both acrylic and her digital paintings. Her national exhibitions are always a backdrop to her instructional career. It would seem they set the stage for O’Neil’s success as an instructor within both international secondary and higher education arenas. She has a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Curriculum and Instruction. Her extensive work with high risk students awarded her the Southwest Washington Community Alliance Idea Grant which lead to her recruitment by The Joline Arts Center, New York where she stayed for three years as the Director and Curator. She returned to Washington after three years to her own studio and accepted a position as an Associate Faculty member and Field Supervisor for the Albright College of Education at City University of Seattle for close to five years before accepting a position as the Art Department Chair of Dalian American International School in Dalian, China. After four years of living and traveling throughout Asia, she returned to the states to again focus on her own artwork in a studio in Sedona, Arizona. After being juried into Sedona Art Center Gallery , her sculptures were featured in Sedona Art Centers Gallery exhibition prior to accepting the position of Arts Department Chair at Verde Valley International School. O’Neil's new project has now taken her to the Arts District of Old Englewood Village in Southwest Florida. She is the owner of Lemon Bay Clay Studio where she has her own studio along with an open studio. Her longtime commitment to community artists is what attracted her to the Open Studio Membership model. O'Neil offers her members a 24 hour ceramic studio accessibility in the midst of a tropical food forest which in itself is a beautiful place to be. Inspired by her years in academe, O’Neil has created a training program and supplies for member artists to gain skills as teaching artists. Most rewarding, is assisting artists on their journey of gaining confidence, independance, and diversifying income opportunities. In addition, O'Neil offers support for the creative through an college coaching service that assists artists in gaining skills and strategies for competitive college portfolio. O’Neil's artwork is represented by galleries on both coasts and is part of several international collections.