Jennifer O'Brien

Thank you for visiting my website.
I am a self taught artist who likes to dabble in various mediums. The mediums of choice to paint with are acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. Inspired by my surroundings, I tend to mix realism figures with the slightly surrealI feel that having been an avid fairytale lover as a child influences my artistic choices. I like incorporating texture, resin layers and even sculpting into my acrylic paintings which helps me bring them to a 'larger than life' feel. I'm always looking for different techniques to express the images I have in my mind and I feel that being self taught has allowed me the freedom to experiment with out rules.
I love creating in clay. I never really got over playing in the mud, and now I can make amazing objects my childhood self only dreamt she was making. I like to create functional ceramics that I tend to use in my daily life. Objects that bring a smile each time I reach for them that tell my guests a little something about me.
I also have a passion for life study sculpting. When I am creating a figure piece the hours melt away for me. I am looking forward to exploring this more now that I have my own private studio space.
I hope you enjoy my offerings, maybe even decide to appreciate one in your own home.