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