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 CalleyOneillStainedGlass for an opportunity to turn your ideas into fine art. Calley loves to say, “The world needs a whole lot more stained glass.”
Calley's public art projects include two previous and one commission from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. In 2013 and 2016 she created murals at Kipapa Elementary School on Oahu, and Pukalani Elementary School on Maui. At present, she is in the beginning phases of a 300' stained glass mosaic and multi-media mural at Kona at Keohole Airport.
Visit her Public Art page to learn more about these and other projects.
"The greatest pleasure of working with artist Calley O’Neil, is twofold. One is her artistic quality & the other is creative design. Both meld together to formulate the most stunning art imaginable. To watch or experience Calley “in action”, from inception to completion is also phenomenal."
Calley has devoted many years to the development and teaching of her magical Full Body Elixir, which is a daily practice that is a combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and movement/dance/meditation.
I met her around 20 years ago on a business trip while staying at the Orchid Ritz Carlton on the Big Island. Since I took that first class, our lives have intersected regularly for practice and connection.
A few years ago she was my guest in Alaska, and many of you met her as we hung out in Anchorage, traveled through Girdwood and Homer and went out to Stillpoint Lodge for lunch.
Calley has also had the dream to create a gigantic mural at the Kona airport that reflects the beautiful history and culture of the area and the local people, and that greats guests, both locals and visitors, with reverence and aloha. I'm so damn proud of this mighty little woman because this seemly overwhelming task is rolling forward! You can see from the photos below that she’s making significant progress.
During these challenging days of Covid and Napa Valley fires, when sudden bad news, unexpected heartbreak and shocking developments seem to be a daily event, I want to celebrate some good news with you. We all love Hawaii and can’t wait to return there. My sweet sister yogini Calley is making a difference in our world and let's celebrate her!!
Next summer Calley intends to return to Anchorage and we will set up some outdoor Full Body Elixir practices and a weekend retreat to celebrate her return. Let me know if you are interested! text.
Just a quick note to say how much joy it brings me to see your mural photos. The project is unbelievable in scale and beauty and technical expertise. What a pinnacle showcase of your many talents, determination, heart centered approach to all.
I just showed them to my sweetie Morgan— “wow, Mom!”
(can you believe he’s 18?? I remember thinking Noa was suddenly a man and how did that happen??).
Anyway, you’re amazing. Absolutely amazing. Keep going. You’re unstoppable and such an inspiration.
I am just in awe!!!
I, too feel like I have been to church!
I just finished viewing the entire video, and I am overwhelmed, absolutely overwhelmed! I took notes and I shall watch it again. I learned so much and don't even know how to put it into words--- starting with the Saint Francis of Assisi stained glass(St Francis was my father's favorite Saint), the wildlife, the Mandelas, the Hawaiian Madonna, and Rama the elephant - - - painting with him! the Rama exhibition in Hilo! I'd love to see it!
Calley working with children as she did, the Biodiversity Chapel... There's just so much! Jane Goodall and Edward O. Wilson! Amazing.
I love Calley's many quotes, particularly about everything we say do purchase, etc. MATTERS.
Much appreciation and love,
I was so blessed to catch your magnificent presentation yesterday. It was absolutely fabulous. You are such a remarkable woman and your work is glorious. I really felt that I was witnessing genius in action by your repertoire of work. I’m so happy that I get to call you my dear friend.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. As soon as Restrictions lesson up we’re heading to Kona. In the meantime sending you lots of love.
Calley's Retrospective Art Journey Presentation to
the Women's Club of Minneapolis,
WOW!!! I am absolutely blown away by all your hard work, dedication and the amazing team you have working with you. It definitely is a labour of love and you are a precious gift to Hawaii. The talent, beauty and the precision of your artistic murals reflect the love and honour of Hawaii's land, culture and everything in between.
Thank you so much for sending me the 90-second time-lapse video and the 23-minute video in which you explained so heartfeltly all the amazing activities involved in creating the murals. Ian & I hope to visit Hawaii again and see you Calley and your awesome murals!
Lots of Love & Light from my heart & soul 💕to your heart & soul Calley❤️,
Merry Christmas and congratulations Calley on your amazing mural!
I really enjoyed your videos. What a huge project this is for you and so important to the history and preservation of Hawaii’s culture. You are amazing!
Carolyn (Sandi’s friend). I hope I can see you in 2021 🤞🏻
Happy holidays 🥰
YOU are truly amazing and such an inspiration to so many of us. ONE of these days I will take up yoga and happy to see all that you are doing!!!
Have FUN with Laura Lynn—
JOY JOY. LOVE LOVE!!
Aloha mai e Ko'u hoaloha Calley. All I can say is wow..... it seems as though I've been saying that a lot whenever I text you. And only because you never stop to amaze me with your work. You are a very special person to me and our kupuna, past and present. You have such a great passion for sharing the importance of malama ka honua and everything on it..Iknew there was a lot work......and now, after seeing this video it confirms it. Please take care of your self.
A hui hou,
Calley, the airport mural is SO EXCITING!!! I can't wait to enjoy it while waiting to board! Glad to see you doing so well in mind, spirit and body!
Calley, you are sensationally awesome!
A blessing to this world.
Beautiful ceremony. Please, next time, invite me.
Happy for your well deserved success.
Your work is magnificent, mind-blowingly beautiful! You are a gifted one.
W / love, Murti
Saw the mural today my dear… Breathtaking!
It's magnificent! Epic.
I'm so I'm awe of you my friend.
Sending lots of love.
Keep calm and carry on,
This is great progress Calley!! I am so excited to see how much progress you are making. Indeed it is a monumental work of art!!!
Sending you much gratitude and aloha for all that you are doing!
WOW, this is so fantastic! and when i take my family back to the Kona airport on March 4th, i'll make a point of spending some time taking in this extraordinary glass mural....ei carumba!
Besides her artistry, the technical, engineering aspects of the process alone are super impressive. What viewers see is the just the tip of a very large iceberg, and having done large work in public places myself, i find the entire process from design to installation intensely fascinating. PLUS, I can't get over the shots of her in white pants! If i was doing the project, there'd be goop and grime all over me. Looks to me that she came out clean...which is a noteworthy feat in itself!
Wow, Calley, this is GREAT news and the mural work is beautiful!! Mahalo!! Thank you for sharing, and thank you also for your inspiring solstice/new year’s mssg. I am going to seek out your website in hopes that you may be posting some there.
Also, thank you for the specific mssg about the Montreal UN Biodiversity accords to preserve 30 % of all land and ocean – it came and went on the news and it is too easy to move on to more news and then forget; but the universe tells us that we speak it into reality. SO BE IT!!! Let the salvation of lands and waters come into being, and into reality as the human race perceives it!