Cheri O'Brien Cheri O'Brien
Contemporary Narrative Folk Artist, Fine Art, Oil Painting and Sculpture


Dog days of Summer


Cowboy Boxer
Just relaxing during these hot summer days.  Haven't painted in a while but am gearing up to do some nocturne palouse paintings.  I love the palouse imagery so that's a good place to start.


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Santa Fe Time


Santa Fe has been surrounded by horrendous fires but we are okay.  New Mexico is such a beautiful, inspiring state  it makes it very sad that some lovely areas are burning and people are losing their homes.  Hopefully rain will come soon and help the firefighters.  The spectacular monsoons typically arrive in July but here's hoping for some early ones!  Be well and safe out there!  


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When life throws you a punch


Okay, so every time I write in my blog its' always I'm going to consistent, I'm going to write something every week.  Good intentions, always, but sometimes you get side swiped by life.  My husband, Rob, has Parkinsons Disease beginning 10 years ago.  We have been dealing with it as well as we can but every day it is something different.  He is  a retired Union Carpenter of 35 years and his body is breaking down.  Part of what keeps him going is he wonderful ability to do carpentry and he is good at it.  But, just last week he had one rotator cuff surgery which went well but is hard on both of us.  He will need the 2nd shoulder done in about 5 months so here I am being a caretaker/giver.  Not what we planned but there we are.  So I am changing my website a bit and adding a sale gallery which mainly includes pieces that are remaining from the series I created it in.  I will put the original price and then what I would like to get for it.  If you really want something but don't like the price please send me a note and we can work something out.  Everything changes and we must go with the ebbs and flow of life.  Thanks for reading and being here.  All good things from me and Rob


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Gearing up for the Santa Fe Studio Tour


Come one, Come all!!! The Santa Fe Studio Tour is almost here again!  I will be joining Wendy Foster and Joyce Robins at Wendy Foster Creative Studio located at 815 Early Street.  We are hosting a "Sparkling Studio " preview Friday night October 8th at 5-8pm.  Santa Fe Studio Tour runs October 9, 10, 16 & 17 from 10-5pm.


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Still Here!


I am still here and working, albeit slowly....I am going to participate in the Santa Fe Studio Tour this year which takes place in October.  I have decided to concentrate on my Days of the Dead women and girl portraits.  They are becoming more painterly as I go along so I'll keep you posted and hopefully remember to write in my blog!


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Happy New Year 2021


After a long winters night, and a very long 2020 we have made it into 2021.  My painting has slowed down a bit but I am still here.  Thinking about new directions, new ideas for new works.  New beginnings to all of us!  Happy 2021!


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A new sunny day


A beautiful sunny day to reflect past paintings and contemplate new ones.  I had painted this horse flying over the Taos Rio Grande gorge and didn't think it was finished or I might change it altogether.  I really like how the gorge is painted, I'm just not sure about the rest of it.  Any suggestions?


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Autumn is Here


Oskar with Mask
Autumn is here and the leaves are turning.  I have picked to show you my Papier Mache sculpture of Oskar with his Dia de los Muertos mask on.  He's a little early but since I'm always late that's okay.  I created him in Santa Fe, NM several years ago inspired by the little daschund Oskar who I house sat for.  He was quite proud of himself and a very determined little guy.  See more of my papier mache in my sculpture section of my website.  Thanks for looking.


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Hello Dog


This collection of dog portraits I painted several years ago and first was selling them one by one.  I decided I liked the whole group together so now they are for sale as one piece.  Dogs have always inspired me with the variety of breeds and their loving antics.  I don't have a dog anymore but am the happy 'grandma' to three funny dogs.


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Year end Sale


I have decided to have a Year-end sale of 25% off, but I still need to add tax and shipping if needed.  I have a lot of work as you can see and would love it for them to find their homes.  Send me a note if you find something you want.  Happy Holidays and here's to a wonderful upcoming New Year 2020!!!! Cheri


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oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpture, public art, new mexico,  horses, landscape

 Cheri O'Brien • Seattle, WA425-308-2061
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