Elsa O'Reilly

Freelance Mural Painter & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:New York City, New York, United States
2 Skills
New York, New York
212 368-8604
Portfolio: www. flickr.com/photos/elisaoreilly

Summary Commercial Artist specializing in visual merchandising, antique restoration and reproduction. Worked with corporate, residential, and government clients. Have good ability to work with clients to understand their requirements and generate art work that meets their business needs.

Professional Experience:
1998- present FREELANCE ARTIST
Visual Merchandising for Estee Lauder launching their new campaign on “Intuition” perfume collection. Helped to promote VH1’s Save the Music Gala at the Roseland Ballroom.

Hand painting for Bernstein’s Mannequins and display works on the “Green Dog” campaign for Green Dog children’s wear.

Residence Artist-Restorer for Hampton Briggs in New York City. Hampton Briggs specializes in 19th Century Chinese Furniture.

Promotions in upcoming events for Alvin Ailey Dance Company and promoting admissions to the Alvin Ailey School.

Completed 2 portraits, in oil, of Yankee’s famed Mickey Mantle for well-known memorabilia collector, Frank Davies. Portraits on 12x16 and 18x21 canvas.
Golden Oldies, Ltd., Queens, NY
Member of a design team on a variety of projects developing visual merchandising for high end corporate clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Harley Davidson, Kenneth Cole, and The U.S. Open. Used traditional hand painting methods to create special effects, theme and color. Produced logos and signage. In-house restoration of fine antique pieces.
Lord & Taylor, New York, NY
Participated in various aspects of the visual program for the Christmas season. Arranged Christmas decorations and
1993 – 1994 MURALIST
Sheepshead Bay Beautification Program, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Participated with 40 other muralists on a now landmarked outdoor museum, depicting the seaside history of the Lundy area of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y. Completed the “Underworld” credit board. Other projects included Hamilton Federal Savings Bank, Brooklyn N.Y, and a mural for the Brighton Beach, Coney Island Boardwalk for The Parks Department’s 1994 “Green-Up/Clean-Up Day.” Theme: a nostalgic panorama of Brighton Beach. Artists’ works resulted in rejuvenation and expansion of area businesses.
Group Exhibits:
1995 – 1996 The American International Heritage Festival
Nassau Community College, Nassau, NY
“Masquerade “Oil , Still Life- 22x28
“Untitled” Oil Horse Racing Theme – 16x24
Carriage Bayard Arboretum, East Islip, NY
“Cindy’s Dream” Oil 18x24

1991 33rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Suburban Art League, New York, NY
“Afternoon Fancy” Oil, 18 x 24
1991 Greeting Card Design
Black Family Greeting Card Co., New Rochelle, NY
“Happy Birthday” Campaign
Art Student League, New York, NY
Workshops on Oil Painting with a Focus on *****, 1994
The Drawing Room, New York, NY
Various Workshops on Oils, 1982- 1983
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Coursework toward a B.A. in Art and Music, 1980 - 1983
Professional Membership:
1999 The Portrait Society
New York, NY
Volunteer Work:
1996 Arts and Crafts, and Photography for Children
Boys and Girls Group – SGI-USA, New York, NY