"Always Merry and Bright", tiny detail, Kathleen O'Brien

Welcome to Scene Below the Surface, Kathleen O’Brien Studio

Artist Kathleen O’Brien combines abstract watercolors, drawing and botanicals into collages that appear dimensional and rare bead jewelry.

Kathleen O'Brien Sacred Geometry art portfolio
events, like Sunwise Open Studio Celebrations and Bread Oven Community
Love Letters-tile2-2020
Kathleen O'Brien "Summer Atlas" art portolio

See Realms of art, read her story, explore collections, browse for a set of greeting cards or print for the perfect gift.

Kathleen O'Brien birds of a feather art portfolio
Kathleen O'Brien a short story about being an artist
Kathleen O'Brien Collaged Drawings art portfolio
Kathleen O'Brien Card Sets portfolio

Watch videos, learn about Atlas of the Year online program, take a peak into the studio where you can also read her statement and CV, and exhibitions.

videos, and links to directories
Kathleen O'Brien bead jewelry portfolio
Kathleen O'Brien Studio slideshow, statement, CV, review
Kathleen O'Brien Exhibition Announcements
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Talisman for Partnership, necklace by Kathleen O'Brien

  “This kind of layered meaning and symbol is something I’ve come to love and expect from Kathleen’s work, and is much of what keeps me coming back to the same pieces over and over again. Every single color choice, brush-stroke, botanical, found object, and shape is replete with many-tiered significance, making each piece a highly complex web of interconnected meanings. Ask her about any piece and she can begin to unravel its many threads, teasing out the various geometrical, astrological, mathematical, elemental, spiritual, and visual components. In other words, if you’ve ever wanted to get lost in a piece of artwork, seeing Realms of Wonder is the way to do it!”
Mariel Smith, Art Writer