Patricia O'Brien Art

F I N E    A R T   P A I N T I N G S

Current Exhibits and Artist Statement

GALLERY 115 Y

115 E Church Street Frederick, MD 21701

June 18-September 5 2021

-ARTIST STATEMENT-

Patricia O’Brien’s contemporary floral and portrait paintings are an exploration of the effect personal interactions have on thought and behavior. This approach to her craft was the result of a traumatic brain injury, which left her with PTSD and a search for healing. Her artwork is a means of interpreting the vast range of
feelings and musings which weave through the mind during the course of a day. In her floral paintings, these thoughts are represented by blooms which are brilliant, withered, exuberant, dwarfed and more. Like our thoughts, flowers link together as their colors burst and fade into each other, animating the unseen. Her portrait work reveals feelings which play across the face and through the eyes. These portrait paintings evoke the emotional spectrum and offer a glimpse into the story evolving in the mind.







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

2021 "Botanicals", Light Space and Time Gallery

2018 “West of Center”, Northville Arthouse, Northville, MI

2018 Metro Montage, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2018 Baltimore Symphony Show House, Baltimore, MD

2018 solo exhibit, A Painting a Day for a Year, The Franciscan Center,
Baltimore, MD

2018 "Unbound" Apero Catalogue and Gallery

2018 Special Merit, "All Women", Light Space and Time Gallery

2017 "Hope for the Holidays", Monmouth Museum, Middletown, NJ

2017 "Ornament Show and Sale", Annmarie Sculpture Gardens,
Solomons, MD

2017 "Imagine", Shirt Factory Gallery, Glen Falls, NY

2017 "West of Center", Northville Arthouse, Northville, MI

2017 "notBig(4)Small", M S Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY

2017 "Themeless", Marygrove College Gallery, Detroit, MI

2017 Expression Catalog, Apero Gallery, Fullerton, CA

2017 Baltimore Symphony Decorator Show House, Baltimore, MD

2017 "2017 National Exhibition", New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts,
New Orleans, LA

2017 "All Women", 6th Place, Light, Space Time Gallery

2017 Honorable Mention, "MFA Lowe House Juried Exhibition", MD
House of Delegates, Annapolis



2016
"Oil vs. Acrylic", Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2016 "Fur, Feathers & Fins", Annmarie Sculpture Gardens
& Art Center, MD, affiliate of Smithsonian Institute

2016 "CWA 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum,
Norwich CT (Juror Min Jung Kim, Director of New Britain
Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT) 

2016 "Figure and Portrait Exhibition", Art & Sol Studios, Miami,
FLA

2016 "Metro Montage XVI", Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2016 "National 2D Competition", Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

2016 Special Recognition, "Botanicals", Light, Space, and Time
Gallery

2016 "The Creative Muse", The Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

2016 Lowe House Juried Exhibition, Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, MD

2016  Special Merit, "All Women", Light, Space and Time Gallery

2015 "Juried Portrait Exhibition", Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ