Thawing Idea
Thawing Idea

16x20in. Oil on Panel Out on Loan.

Invented Mountain View
Invented Mountain View

"Invented View" 14in.x11in. Oil on Panel

Invented Vista 2
Invented Vista 2

"Invented View II" 14in.x11in. Oil on Panel

Invented Mountain 2
Invented Mountain 2

14in.x11in. Oil on Panel

Invented Glen
Invented Glen

Invented Glen, 14in.x11in. Oil on Panel

Invented Cliff Faces
Invented Cliff Faces

Cliff Faces, 14inx11in Oil on Panel

Inventing Ice
Inventing Ice

14in.x11in. Oil on Panel

Invented Forest Fire
Invented Forest Fire

36in.x48in. Oil on Panel

Invented Ocean Cliff
Invented Ocean Cliff

Oil on canvas, 30in.x24in.

a Vista of No Where
a Vista of No Where

12x24in. Oil on Canvas

Invented Chutes
Invented Chutes

36in.x36in. Oil on Canvas

Invented Skies
Invented Skies

Oil on Canvas In private Collection

Imagining Interlocking Timber
Imagining Interlocking Timber

24inx48in Oil on Canvas

Golden Peaks
Golden Peaks

12in.x24in. Oil on Canvas

Invented river edge
Invented river edge

48x24in. Oil on Canvas

NEW ENGLAND REGION

This is a selective sample of oil paintings made during the year 2018.

In the fall of 2018, O'Brien exhibited a collection of new works at the Hudson Memorial Library. During his artist talk he addressed how the romantic painting tradition and the conversation around the sublime helped influence his work.  His process described his use of abstraction to help construct his imaginative realism.

2018 Paintings

2018-2019