09 April 2020



Hello! I'm still active and making images. These three images are from my archives from Italy at the LaRomita School of Art where I have taught 10 different years. The LaRomita School has canceled the 2020 session of classes but, will be active in 2021 and may also try some on-line classes this year.

03 August 2019




Ken in Newport, Oregon.
It's been a busy summer and the only art events scheduled this fall is my "Sketchbooks in Italy"
which starts September 17 and ends October 1, 2019.

26 November 2018


Sketching and Journaling with O'Connell in 2019
March 16, 2019 at "The Art Department Store," Salem, Oregon
Summer (TBA) "Sitka Center for art and Ecology" on Oregon Coast
Fall September 17- October 1, 2019 "Sketchbooks in Italy" (full)
Lariat School of Art, Umbria, Italy
Fall, 2019   Sketchbooks in Portland (TBA)

14 September 2018

Hello friends. Sorry to be gone so long.
I'll list new Sketchbook Workshops for 2019 by end of October, 2018.
I will be teaching at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast, appearing at the Tools of the Trade at the Duck Store in Eugene in November and teaching in Salem, Portland, and in Italy during the year. Dates to be announced.     oconnell@uoregon.edu


25 May 2017

Sketching at the Oregon Coast.
I teach in Italy this September 21 to October 5, 2017.
I'll then teach in Italy in 2019 in September. Final dates for 2019 are not set.

14 July 2016

Self Portrait

Self portrait drawn with 
my left or alternate hand. Upcoming workshops:
August 1,2, 2016 Sitka Center on Oregon Coast (Full)
October 4-18, 2016 La Romita, Italy (Full)

27 January 2016

new workshops

This is the title page from sketchbook number 85.
I work on these title pages throughout the time I'm using the current sketchbook.
New mini workshop "Sketching and Illustration" at the 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Saturday 1-3pm, February 20, 2016.
See this website for a link to registration form and more information
https://jsma.uoregon.edu/classes-adults