Kerry ONeal

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Kerry ONeal

Location: Debary, United States

Gender: M

Member Since: December 2015

Last online: August 2017

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     My Dad was my aritistic inspiration in my life, growing up watching him sketching, oil painting, writing short stories, composing, and playing all genre's of music on the piano. He was a broadway choreographer, a dance instructor and a piano teacher. He also, taught English and French. Art’s always been influential in my life, designing illustrations for college textbooks and instructional manuals for farm products, illustrating and publishing my own children’s book, and working with variable hardwoods.Each "Reflections in Life" wood artwork display is never duplicated, with a certificate number of authenticity, signed and dated.

    At an early age, I received private art lessons from a locally famous artist, who was a friend of my Dad’s. I, also performed on stage for several years, dancing from the age of 6 to10 yrs. old under my Dad’s instructions. As a teenager, I enjoyed sketching trees in black ink, charcoal rubbings on gravestones, along with water and oil painting. After going to college for illustration and drafting, I worked several years drawing exploded views of newly invented farm implement equipment and engines for a couple farm manufacturers. I started an illustration / advertising business out of my home inking college textbook illustrations for several publishers, and also developed multi-business marketing umbrella promotions and designed logo’s. In 2006, I had 2 children’s stories published in soft cover and hardback. Once you read the 1st story “I Wish I Could Fly.” “The Lonely Caterpillar” you flip it over to read the 2nd story, the sequel “I Can Fly!”  “The Lonely Butterfly”.  It was published in Colorado and recently the publisher was purchased by another company.

  Currently living near Orlando, Florida in a small community called Debary, with my wife, we have 3 daughters between us, with 2 daughters and 4 grandkids living in Gibson City, Illinois, and the youngest daughter, in Jacksonville, FL. For the past 25 years I've worked as a business developer, running a family entertainment store (video & audio rentals and sales, a tanning salon and products, TKO Rentals, a rent-to-own business). Most recently owning my own recruiitng business, called "OCSolutions", recruiting Application Engineers for one of the largest indutrial bearing manufacturers, in the world, and sales reps in the steel industry. 

  After the economy collapse in 2007, I retired from recruiting and returned to my passion of woodworking and writing again. Early in December, 2015, I started and finished 2 short stories in 3 days. Since then, I've been writing short stories, based on my own perspective view of the question, "what if?" 



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