002: Felicity O’Connor – The Art of Being an Artist


The Art of Being an Artist with Felicity O’Connor

What it takes to be an artist and thrive with Felicity O’ConnorFelicity is a professional painter in the abstract style. She’s also a registered psychologist helping people move through their emotional blocks. She shares her personal story about how she’s brilliantly married these two seemingly different worlds into the work she does now. supporting artists in their creative lives.

We talk about how everyone is creative and look at some pragmatic tools that can help artists thrive:

  • Breaking down the absolutes of Creativity
  • How courage is a big part of being creative
  • Ways to sustain your practice and support it

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“My paintings are a personal exploration of both literal and emotional places I’ve been to. Through abstraction I can re-experience these places beyond a literal or realistic translation through finding a connection or memory through marks, gestures, colour and relationships of space. Art for me has always been about telling the truth about myself.” Felicity has been selected as a finalist in the Blacktown Art Prize and the Hornsby Art Prize 2015. Felicity is a five time finalist in the Gosford Art Prize. She was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the Contemporary Art Award Jan 2016 and the ‘Art on Board’ Prize, Art Shine Gallery Sydney, July 2015. She has been selected in the ‘Art in the Vines’ show (highly commended) and the Waverley Art Prize twice. She was awarded a commission of 75 works for the Sir Norman Foster Building, ‘Lumiere’, Regents Place, Sydney in 2006. She currently enjoys working from her home studio on the N.S.W. Central Coast.


Brilliant Misfits with Aesha Kennedy
Brilliant Misfits with Aesha Kennedy
Aesha Kennedy

Brilliant Misfits is a podcast about women who didn't fit in and explores how this has helped them create amazing lives and businesses by courageously following their heart and doing it their own way. Each week host Aesha Kennedy, a creativity coach, interviews women about their personal stories as it relates to their area of expertise on entrepreneurship, mindfulness & spirituality, feminine leadership, art, marketing & branding and more... Be inspired by their wisdom and take-away tips to help you create a life and business that allows you to BE YOU and BE BRILLIANT.

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