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.|
| ||These works are for sale at 50 % or more. Please send me a note if interested. Thank you for looking.|
BlogLIfe on the RiverIt'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.