Regarding the samples I chose to represent the years 2011 – 2013, I love the flow between each artwork. It validates that my instinct and intuition for creativity have common ground in shape, symbol, theme and assymetry. That connectedness suggests that I write first, then you can scroll through and have the experience perhaps similar to the surprise I had in choosing.

There was so much to choose from, it took hours. Total artworks for that period is 249. It seems like a pinacle time: along with productivity, there were solo exhibits, Gardenshapes, Realms of Wonder and Light as a Feather. UK HealthCare commssioned me to create Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope for their first collaborative Teresa Garbulinska Annual Premier Concert Series.

I received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce purchased three artworks. KET was here for two days filming a feature video for Kentucky Life Series (click here to watch it). It was ARTTOUR’s first year and I gave artist talks. I became a consultant with the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network.

This post is a bit different because there are many images and links in case you want to follow the stories further.

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Queen Anne's Lace Garden", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Queen Anne’s Lace Garden”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, Commissed by UK HealthCare

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, Commissed by UK HealthCare

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Garden for Blue Grossbeaks", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Garden for Blue Grossbeaks”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011

© Kathleen O'Brien, " Above Beyond", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, in the Winter Salon,purchase by Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

© Kathleen O’Brien, ” Above Beyond”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, in the Winter Salon, purchase by Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Executive Suite at the KY Chamber of Commerce, with Above and Beyond and two Treasure Maps

Executive Suite at the KY Chamber of Commerce, with Above and Beyond and two Treasure Maps

© Kathleen O'Brien, "12 Flowers, 3 Shapes", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “12 Flowers, 3 Shapes”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2011, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "1 Light of the Earth, Primary Arithmatic", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “1 Light of the Earth, Primary Arithmatic”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Song for Rainbow Parrot", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Song for Rainbow Parrot”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, featured in the Uncommonwealth exhibit

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Garden for Oriole", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Garden for Oriole”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "By the Beautiful Sea, Greece", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O’Brien, “By the Beautiful Sea, Greece”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Dawn Space", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Dawn Space”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Nesting", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Nesting”, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Realm of Water", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Realm of Water”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012, private collection

© Kathleen O'Brien, "3 Worlds", watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O’Brien, “3 Worlds”, watercolor, drawing, petals, mica, collage, 2012

© Kathleen O'Brien, "As Above, So Below", watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2013

© Kathleen O’Brien, “As Above, So Below“, watercolor, drawing, petals, collage, 2013, this was published in Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions by Donna Druchunas

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Traveling Shrine Fire", oil, drawing, objects, mirrors, 2013

© Kathleen O’Brien,Traveling Shrine for World Appreciation , oil, drawing, objects, mirrors, 2013, featured in Realms of Wonder exhibit

© Kathleen O'Brien, "Floral-Freeway-Nest", oil, drawing, objects, beads, 2013, private collection

© Kathleen O’Brien, “Floral-Freeway-Nest“, oil, drawing, objects, beads, 2013, private collection, this was a Give into the Groove project at tribeca trunk

 Kentucky Educational TV film crew, Valerie Trimble, producer, July 2012

Kentucky Educational TV film crew, Prentice Walker, videographer, Valerie Trimble, producer & Roger Tremaine, audio, producer, July 2012

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