Cheri O'BrienArtist directory :: Cheri O'Brien
Ms. O'Brien is an American professional artist working in oil, acrylic and gouache painting, papier mache sculpture and fused painted glass.
Education: Everett Community College- AA Degree
in Arts &Sciences
EDGE Program, October 2007, Artist Trust
Independent Travel/Study- Europe, Mexico
Artist Residency: Centrum, November 2002, Port Townsend
Laughing Horse Gallery, Taos NM
Public Art Commissions:
Snohomish County, 2016 $60,000 Evergreen State Fairgrounds WSAC 1% for Arts, 2012 $25,000 Silver Lake Elementary, Everett WA Community Transit, 2010 $27,000 SWIFT Bus Platforms
Community Transit, 2009 $110,000 SWIFT Bus Platforms, Sno...
| ||This gallery features my latest work in gouache paint on water color paper or brown paper. I have been painting with gouache for over twenty years, enjoying the color and quality this medium yields. Some works are inspired by Morris Graves, other works are inspired by early American painters such as Edward Hicks and interesting characters that keep popping up in my work.|
| ||I love to paint dogs and various other creatures show up as well. I find dogs an endless source of material since they are so diverse in looks and nature.|
| ||Ms. O'Briens landscape paintings are inspired by the view from her studio window overlooking the Snohomish river and also the Palouse region of Eastern Washington state.|
| ||Public Art Commissions from private and 1% for arts. Washington State Arts Commission, Puyallup Sculpture garden, Community Transit SWIFT bus program, Lowell Community Park in Everett, Washington, Seattle Metro Transit, Seattle Pike Place Public Market 2002 Pigs on Parade.|
| ||I have been creating sculptures using papier mache since 1991. Here are my newest works which are the largest I have done to date.|
| ||These fine paintings were created from 1989 through 1998 and are available for purchase.
| ||These works have been SOLD. If you would like to commission a similar work please contact me. Thanks for looking.|
BlogStill Here!I am still here and working, albeit slowly....I am going to participate in the Santa Fe Studio Tour this year which takes place in October. I have decided to concentrate on my Days of the Dead women and girl portraits.
Happy New Year 2021
After a long winters night, and a very long 2020 we have made it into 2021. My painting has slowed down a bit but I am still here. Thinking about new directions, new ideas for new works.
A new sunny day
A beautiful sunny day to reflect past paintings and contemplate new ones. I had painted this horse flying over the Taos Rio Grande gorge and didn't think it was finished or I might change it altogether. I really like how the gorge is painted, I'm just not sure about the rest of it.
Autumn is Here
Autumn is here and the leaves are turning. I have picked to show you my Papier Mache sculpture of Oskar with his Dia de los Muertos mask on. He's a little early but since I'm always late that's okay.
This collection of dog portraits I painted several years ago and first was selling them one by one. I decided I liked the whole group together so now they are for sale as one piece. Dogs have always inspired me with the variety of breeds and their loving antics.