About

STATEMENT

 

I create with many tools: scrapers, palette knives, brushes, and other mark-making instruments. I also enjoy digital processes and layering photographs, textures, scans of original paintings, and more. The resulting layers of either process reflect the colors, patterns and textures found in nature – a reprieve from the daily hustle. Their abstract nature echoes my own desire to step away and clear my head, or even daydream. My goal is always to create art that takes me away, works where I imagine being in touch with the earth – moving through grass, watching rustling leaves, gazing on a landscape – simple things the soul can enjoy. And a place to hear one’s own voice.

Christine O’Brien is a visual artist who combines in varying degrees acrylics, mixed media painting, collage, and digital technology. Whether a tactile painting or a digital collage,  her contemporary, abstract works are inspired by the textures and patterns found in nature. 

 

Christine brings her diverse artistic skill set together to produce paintings, prints, and contemporary design collections across a wide range of home decor, accessories and other products for your home and life.

Raised just north of Boston, MA, Christine graduated from Salem State College with a degree in Communications and Graphic Design and embarked on a design career. She has nearly 20 years experience designing print and online graphics. 
In 2007 she decided to focus on her own art, and has since participated in solo and group shows, and juried exhibitions. She works from her studio in Beverly, MA. 

 

Select designs are available for licensing through Art Licensing International.

 

 

EXHIBITS & AWARDS

 

2018

  • Arts Fest Community Exhibition, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts,
    Endicott College, juried exhibit 6/18

  • Newburyport Arts Association / 21st Annual Regional Juried Show,
    Jurors: Courtney Harris, Curatorial Research Fellow, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Julia Welch, Curatorial Research Fellow, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    1st Place Award for Best Work in Digital Art

2017

2015

Terrain: finding elusive ground, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA, juried exhibit

Flux, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT, juried exhibit 9/15-1/16

Juried Exhibition, Salem Arts Festival, Old Town Hall, Salem, MA 06/15

Solo Exhibition, 15 Walnut, Hamilton, MA 06/15 - 07/15

 

2014

4th Annual Holiday Small Works Exhibition, Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA 12/14

 

Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media
North Light Books (edited by Tonia Jenny)
Available Here

 

2013
The Artists of Porter Mill: Group Exhibition, Porter Mill Gallery, Beverly, MA 6/13
Joy of Life, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, juried exhibit 5/13
Field of Dreams, Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA, two-person invitational 4/13
Artrageous27, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, juried auction 4/13
Breath of Spring, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, juried exhibit 2/13
Winter Members Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 2/13

 

2012
Small(er) Works, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA 12/12
2nd Annual Holiday Small Works Exhibition, Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA 12/12
Of an Abstract Nature, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, SOLO exhibit 10/12
Transformation, Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA, juried exhibit 01/12
Works from the Respite Series, Cloister Gallery, Marblehead, MA, SOLO exhibit 01/12

 

2011
Inaugural: The Artists at Porter Mill, Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA 10/11
Mixed Media, LynnArts Gallery, Lynn, MA, juried exhibit 02/11

 

2010
Small(er) Works, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, group exhibit 12/10
5th Annual Lydia Pinkham Open Studios, Lynn MA 11/10
Respite: Patterns and Places Real and Imagined,
Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, SOLO exhibit 09/10
Mixed Media, LynnArts Gallery, Lynn, MA, juried exhibit 02/10
Voices: Mothers Who Create II, The Little Gallery Under the Stairs, Lynn, MA 03/10

 

2009
Small Works, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, 12/09
Inaugural Member Show, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA 11/09
South End Open Studios, Boston, MA 09/09
Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA, 07/09
The Green Show, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA, 04/09

 

2008
Inner Noise, Caladan Gallery (online) 10/08
South End Open Studios, Boston, MA, 09/08
Brand Spankin’ New, The Art Corner, Salem, MA, 04/08

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