Richard O`Connell is a British visual artist who was born in 1947 in The Mumbles near Swansea. O'Connell is a well-known face in the Welsh art scene. He studied art at Swansea, Norwich and Oxford and established his studio in Penarth near Cardiff in 1982. O'Connell has exhibited widely but is primarily associated with the Washington Gallery in Penarth and has work in a number of public collections including Balliol College Oxford and City Hall Cardiff. His work is also in various private collections in England and Wales.
O'Connell is passionate about depicting the human figure and in 2007 won First Prize at the Rhondda Heritage Park Open for one of his life-paintings.