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James Michael O'Brien

Email: jamesobrienart@yahoo.com
O'Brien Art, LLC

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September 14, 2019

This painting will be going to auction this Weekend Stay Posted for final sale price!

January 28, 2019

This January I began a project using older paintings as a foundation for new works. 

Many of these older paintings were incomplete, discarded, or damaged thus making the decision to work over these paintings fairly easy. My goal was to begin a painting with...

January 23, 2019

Themes reveal themselves over time within my painting practice. 
Similar color schemes, compositions, or subjects anchor my work and when I study these characteristics they provide new ideas to further explore.

Here is example of three works, all the sa...

December 11, 2018


The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester New Hampshire will be hosting two of my classes.

Introduction to Oil Painting and a Landscape Painting Workshop called "Sense of Place".

Check out this link to sign up! I hope to see you there.

https://new-hampshire-...

October 10, 2018

I am consistently inspired by the puzzling complexity of nature and the connections I make to it. Through my art practice I can explore that natural network, and attempt to better understand that larger gestalt in which I play a seemingly simple part of....

September 5, 2018

 Previous Exhibit back in 2011 at Memorial Library in Hudson, New Hampshire.

NEWS UPDATE:

For the Month of October, I will be showing some paintings and discussing my artwork at the George H. & Ella M. Rogers Memorial Library in Hudson, New Hampshire.

More D...

August 24, 2018

For the past several years I have spent my summers living on Mayhew Island on Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire. The island is host to a rustic summer camp for at-risk youth and for those few months it pulls me away from my painting studio....

May 7, 2018



When I go exploring in the surrounding forest, I am not only physically traversing the terrain but I begin to wander within my mind. My thoughts reshape my experience as I navigate an almost spiritual response to the land. Stepping into a world primarily constructed...

February 9, 2018

I used to think gaps were a dead time in space. 

In my studio practice the passing time between generating works often baffles me.

I find myself swimming in a lot of uncertainty, and yet during these moments I am far from unproductive. During these gaps I transform i...

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