American artist Cheri O'Brien is a Pacific Northwest native, an artist since the age of
five. She is inspired by finding humor in beauty and the beauty of humor. At first glance, her colorful, narrative oil paintings seem to be whimsical reflections of her surroundings,
family and several muses. A closer look reveals the layers of meaning, sometimes a pernicious sense of humor exposed.
Ms. O'Brien has become a part time resident of Santa Fe, NM. where she is thrilled to be showing at the La Posada de Santa Fe, New Mexicos art hotel where Georgia O'Keefe showed in the 40's. She is focusing on papier mache sculpture, a medium she has worked in for over 20 years.
Her work is in public and private collections throughout
Washington State and beyond. The reknown translator, Reg Keeland, of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" fame is one of her most prolific collectors. For the past 8 years, she has entered the
public art realm creating fused painted glass commissions and in 2009
was awarded an $110,000 Community Transit commission consisting of 160' of work was created out of concrete. Currently, Ms. O'Brien is working on a $25,000 WSAC fused painted glass project.
This painting titled 'Betty's Fan Club' represents the artist and her most loyal fan club of Dream Pets.
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