Patricia O'Brien Art

F I N E    A R T   P A I N T I N G S

Current Exhibit and Artist Statement


Maryland Federation of Art

Nov 2 - 26, 2022

MFA Circle Gallery

18 State Cirlce

Annapolis, MD 21401

Open daily 11am-5pm




501A York Road

Towson MD 21204

Opening Reception

October 22, 2022, 6-9 pm




Pat O’Brien’s contemporary floral and portrait paintings document the ongoing thoughts and emotions which bend, sway and weave through our mind throughout the day. These thoughts and feelings, like the painted blooms in her floral art, link together and burst and fade in and out of each other.

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.

After working as an electrical engineer, Pat decided to pursue her lifelong passion of creating art. Her training was diverse, including a yearlong personal challenge, creating and posting daily oil paintings. The intensive learning experience culminated in a solo exhibitons/fundraiser for the Franciscan Center, a location in Baltimore providing food, emergency assistance, and supportive outreach to those in need.

Pat has lead workshops, lectures and exhibited her artwork in juried exhibitions throughout the United States, including Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Slater Memorial Museum, and Maryland Lowe House of Delegates. Her artwork has been featured in WMAR TV2, Catholic Charities calendar cover art, The Baltimore Sun, The Catholic Review, Baltimore and Historic Ellicott City Decorator Show Houses, Schiffler Publishing books "Show Houses 1", "Show Houses 3" and public mural work in Towson Maryland.


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

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

"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,

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

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