Saturday, March 31, 2012

New work / new blog

Lots of new art and happenings, but I am not using this blog anymore. I've moved to Wordpress. You can follow me in any one of these ways:

My site and blog Christine O'Brien Art
My Facebook Page
Follow me on Twitter
Google Plus Page

Hope to see you on one of them!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Art for the New Year

Works from the Respite series will be on view at the Cloister Gallery in Marblehead throughout January
Well folks it has been a year of ups and downs. Moving my studio to Porter Mill being one of the best things. Losing my mom being of the worst. Here's hoping 2012 is a year of more ups than downs! And to start the year of on the right foot, I have two openings in just one weekend!
  • This Friday, January 6 from 6pm - 8pm at Galatea in the South End, my work will be alongside many of my favorite Galatea artists in a grouping of emotive color paintings. First Fridays on SoWa are always a great night out, and with no snow on the horizon, why not make a trip in? 
  • On Sunday, January 8 at 11am, I open my solo exhibit of pieces from my Respite series at the Cloister Gallery in Marblehead, MA. Housed in the beautiful Church of St. Andrew, the Cloister Gallery exhibits many local artists each year
 Here is wishing you all a happy, healthy new year! Hope to see you at an exhibit sometime soon. And remember, I have changed my blog to Christine O'Brien Art, where most of my new blog posts have been.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Moving my site and blog

I've decided to move my blog and website to Wordpress which seems to suit my needs better. I hope you'll all bookmark the new site and follow me over there! The name is changing slightly to reflect my first and last name, rather than first and middle. It's now Christine O'Brien Art at, and my blog is there as well. I've enjoyed feedback from a lot of you on my blog here and hope to see you on the new site, where I have some exciting news to share about the new year! Hope to hear from you all soon. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of some new small works I've been working on.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Open Studios at Porter Mill
Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 2pm to 6pm followed by a gallery reception

Don't Miss Porter Mill Open Studios! Please join me on Saturday, September 24th to celebrate the official opening of Porter Mill, the North Shore's newest artist studio building! More than twenty-five artists (including me) will be opening the doors of their studios for you to see into their working spaces and enjoy their newest paintings, photographs, jewelry, illustrations, and more.

2:00pm - 6:00pm: Studios are open to the public. Meet with the artists and ask them questions... about their work, snack on snacks and meet fellow art enthusiasts.

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Join us in the first floor gallery for drinks and live music by SWAY while enjoying the inaugural exhibition in the Gallery at Porter Mill.

Check out Studios at Porter Mill for more information!

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Third in a trio of small collage paintings

Acrylic monoprint and collage painting

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Another new small collage painting

Here is another experimental mix of mark-making, acrylic monoprint and collage painting. I'm enjoying the limited palette.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Happy to be back in the studio

So it has been some time since I created anything new in the studio. No excuses other than (as you all know by now) my studio location was in transition. So the question was, where did I leave off? Where do I begin now? I didn't really have an answer. But I had to start somewhere, so I just began mark-making, printmaking with acrylics, collaging, etc. Here's one of the first little collage paintings. More to come.