Work on Paper This gallery features my latest work in gouache paint on water color paper or brown paper. I have been painting with gouache for over twenty years, enjoying the color and quality this medium yields. Some works are inspired by Morris Graves, other works are inspired by early American painters such as Edward Hicks and interesting characters that keep popping up in my work. I am interested in the humor in beauty and the beauty of humor.
Dogs and Creatures I love to paint dogs and various other creatures show up as well. I find dogs an endless source of material since they are so diverse in looks and nature.
Landscapes Ms. O'Briens landscape paintings are inspired by the view from her studio window overlooking the Snohomish river and also the Palouse region of Eastern Washington state. A recent resident of Santa Fe, the beautiful high desert landscapes of New Mexico also inspires the artist.
Public Art Public Art Commissions from private and 1% for arts. Washington State Arts Commission, Puyallup Sculpture garden, Community Transit SWIFT bus program, Lowell Community Park in Everett, Washington, Seattle Metro Transit, Seattle Pike Place Public Market 2002 Pigs on Parade.
Sculpture I have been creating sculptures using papier mache since 1991. Here are my newest works which are the largest I have done to date.
Older works These fine paintings were created from 1989 through 1998 and are available for purchase.
Archives These works have been SOLD. If you would like to commission a similar work please contact me. Thanks for looking.
oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpture, public art, new mexico, horses, landscape