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Cheri O'Brien

Artist 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.

Cheri O'Brien


Cheri O'Brien 
Resume 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...


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Seattle, WA
United States


Figurative Work Paintings of people doing interesting things.
Work on Paper 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.
Dogs and Creatures 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.
Landscapes 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 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.
Sculpture I have been creating sculptures using papier mache since 1991. Here are my newest works which are the largest I have done to date.
Older works These fine paintings were created from 1989 through 1998 and are available for purchase.
Archives These works have been SOLD. If you would like to commission a similar work please contact me. Thanks for looking.
SALE These works are for sale at 50 % or more. Please send me a note if interested. Thank you for looking.


LIfe on the River
It's a beautiful day in Everett overlooking the Snohomish River from my window. We have lived here for over 40 years! I have painted this scene so many times because i love it. The river is my muse, kind of like Georgia O'Keefe and the Pedernal.

Cowgirl BBQ purchase painting
I am happy to announce that the Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe, NM has purchased Miss Lori Lou Busts a Bronc for their art collection. I first visited the Cowgirl BBQ in 1995 when it was only 2 years old and now they celebrate their 30th year in business! Congratulations and thank you Patrick Lambert.

Dog days of Summer
Just relaxing during these hot summer days. Haven't painted in a while but am gearing up to do some nocturne palouse paintings. I love the palouse imagery so that's a good place to start.

Santa Fe Time
Santa Fe has been surrounded by horrendous fires but we are okay. New Mexico is such a beautiful, inspiring state it makes it very sad that some lovely areas are burning and people are losing their homes. Hopefully rain will come soon and help the firefighters.

When life throws you a punch
Okay, so every time I write in my blog its' always I'm going to consistent, I'm going to write something every week. Good intentions, always, but sometimes you get side swiped by life. My husband, Rob, has Parkinsons Disease beginning 10 years ago.

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