Patricia O'Brien Art

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Current Exhibits and Artist Statement

"Bloom Where You're Planted "

Girls Who Paint Gallery

10419 Fawcett Street

Kensington MD 20895

May 17 - July 19, 2024


Artist Statement

My floral artwork, inspired by Dutch Master floral art, is a garden to canvas creation. Most of the
flowers found in the work started as seed packets, which I purchased after searching for distinctive, unusual colors and blooms. They were planted, nurtured and harvested from my gardens. I am enamored with the entire creation process, from soil improvement to finished painting, with all the successes and challenges in between. Most other elements came from local flower, fruit and vegetable farmers.

The garden treasures are arranged to create a floral still life, paying homage to Golden Age floral artist designs. In my representational style artwork, the paintings are created to capture the look and feel of these gifts of the earth. They also
serve to recreate the hopefulness of springtime, and uplifting effects plant life inspires.



2024 "Bloom Where You're Planted, Girls Who Paint, Kensington, MD

2024 “Prism”, Strathmore Galleries, North Bethesda, MD

2024 Honorable Mention,“Regional Juried Exhibition", Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC

2024 Laurel Arts Guild, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel MD

2024 “Symphony of Colors”, Martha Spak Gallery, Washington

2023 "Strokes of Genius", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2023 "A Beautiful Mess", Girls Who Paint Gallery, Kensington, MD

"2023 Regional Juried Exhibition", Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC

2022 "Strokes of Genius", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2022 "Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air", Juror's Award, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

2022 "Reconciliation", York and Penn Gallery, Towson, MD

2022 HEC Decorator Show House, Woodbine, MD

2022 "Open", Laurel Art Guild, Laurel, MD

2022 "Botanicals", Light Space and Time Gallery

2021 "Wind", District Arts Gallery, Frederick, MD

2021 "Bloom", Gallery 115 Y, Frederick, MD

2021 "Botanicals", Light Space and Time Gallery


2023 Pregnancy Center North, Towson MD

2022 Towson Planter Boxes Project, Towson MD

2020 Optimum Performance Physical Therapy Wall Mural, Towson MD