A highly respected Big Island artist, visionary designer, painter, public artist, social ecologist, conservationist, and teacher, Calley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, NY, and earned a Master's Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College, VT.
A favorite in Hawai’i, journalists have described her art, which spans four decades as ethno-visionary, dynamic, deeply moving, meticulous and breathtaking. In terms of her love of nature and the future, her magnum opus is The Rama Exhibition, A Journey of Art and Soul for the Earth - a work in progress - an international traveling exhibition of art, ecology and awareness dedicated to all the children and a healthy future.
Calley is also a dedicated conservationist, as well as a phenomenally talented and really hard working artist. Combining her artistic abilities with an equally phenomenal elephant artist, Calley has a passion for using her gifts to benefit the endangered ones of the planet.
Visit TheRamaExhibition and learn more about this worldwide effort toward increasing awareness of biodiversity. This is the essence of their collaborative touring exhibition entitled Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones – A Epic Journey of Art of Soul for the Earth.
Multi-talented, to say the least, Calley also collaborates with master stained glass artisan Lamar Yoakum in Waimea, to create elegant works of art in glass and mosaic.
Visit YokomoStainedGlassAndMosaic for an opportunity to turn your ideas into fine art. Calley loves to say, “The world needs a whole lot more stained glass.”
Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her paintings are visual prayers and Feng Shui cures, having a positive effect on one’s feelings. Having lived for over 30 years in Hawai’i, O’Neill’s themes have centered on the Hawaiian people, their relationship to the Earth and to Ke Akua Nui ~ The Great Mystery.
Writers have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘wise woman’, ‘a healing force’ and ‘a force of nature.’ A thoroughly skillful design consultant and design team facilitator, Calley sparks innovative thinking and leading edge design solutions, for the purpose of bridging the gap between economics and ecological sustainability, beauty and efficiency.
Her magnum opus is RAMA, AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES, a sensory multi-media experience of art, ecology and awareness. The Rama Exhibition ~ An Epic Journey of Art and Soul for the Earth, will travel to art and natural history museums around the world, speaking passionately on behalf of those who cannot speak, for a future that is even better than we can imagine.
Dedicated to the children of the world, The Rama Exhibition provides a promising vision of the future, a direct experience of the heart and the impetus for action and innovation through imagination.