Thursday, June 23, 2016
CLEARWATER TRIBUNE -- Marlene O’Neill works primarily in oil; she also works in acrylic, watercolor, paper mache, pencil and charcoal. She has been an active participant in art most of her life, but more so, since her retirement. She is an active member of Central Idaho Art Association and of the Salmon River Art Guild; she was an active member of the Pacifica Art Guild in California. She is a graduate of Art Instruction Schools with emphasis in illustration. While earning her Bachelor of Arts at San Francisco State University in Anthropology, she met her future husband, Tom O’Neill, a police Captain with the San Francisco Police, and they have a son, Patrick, who is still living in California. Marlene recently retired from a busy life in the Bay Area, where she spent the majority of her energy making a living. The living included being a secretary, school teacher, bank teller (yes, she was held up), police officer then a deputy sheriff and an intelligence analyst in the Army.