50th Year as an Artist, 1971-1973

50th Year as an Artist, 1971-1973

This post covers 50th Year as an Artist, 1971-1973. The first image is my first stab at a logo: Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-Op. It began as an official Co-Op, I was the first treasurer. About a dozen avant guard artisans banded together to begin a wonderful business that is still thriving today. It was a vibrant tribe of artisans determined to succeed at their art. (more…)

How Atlas of the Year Evolved

How Atlas of the Year Evolved

Through the years my creative expression in response to the “here and now” has taken different formats. This post is about how Atlas of the Year evolved. In the 1980’s, (more…)

50th Year as an Artist

50th Year as an Artist

In 2018 I’m celebrating my 50th year as an artist. In 1968 I set up my first show on – gasp – pegboard- at the Allentown Art Festival. Someone from across the street noticed my oil painting of Beethoven, came over and bought it. They commented that they wanted it because they could feel the Celtic spirit in it. My first thought was, “what does Celtic mean?”. My second thought was, “OK, I’m a professional artist now.” (more…)

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Ever since my mother’s death I’ve been blank. That’s OK, it’s like being on vacation, vacating the normal track of ambition. It’s not like nothing’s happening, it’s just all quiet and deep. Realizations arise at odd moments, (more…)

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word”, schedule is listed below. (next; Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 21-23) The Kentucky Arts Council  exhibit connects visual art and literature. The 29 artists in the exhibit (more…)

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

We thoroughly enjoyed the “225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” reception thanks to warm hosting from Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, curator Gwen Heffner and Executive Director, Todd Finley. Thank you all artists who made this a stellar exhibition, which fortunately goes until September 23. (more…)

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

Frankie York, owner of New Editions Gallery said “We’ve done this show before but not like this! Imagine 60 plus artists, over 120 paintings, any subject matter, all 12×12 and you have GRIDWORKS REVISITED!  Join us for this fun show featuring some of Kentucky’s finest.” Many people showed up for the reception despite the poor weather. It continues until May 12, so treat yourself to an uplifting show with much variety, something for everyone! (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update

Celebrating this mid-winter time of Imbolc I’m amazed at how busy January has been. More than ever I am beginning this New Year firmly committed to the pursuit of happiness and connection through love and creativity. This is my wish for you as well. When I think of the time that has passed since Samhuin, the journey through the dark time of the year, it is one of art and life coming and going. (more…)

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

Even though we still have a few weeks of the year left, I have finished my review. It’s a grounding process that I enjoy, and hope you find inspiration in reading it. I’ve included a few photos of the pages below. The PDF takes a few seconds to download: 2016 Review Kathleen O’Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

My Guest for ARTTOUR

My Guest for ARTTOUR

My Guest for ARTTOUR

I’m so happy to share special guests with visitors who come soon to the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR. Encaustic sculpture artist, Michelle Hayden  will be here as well as Greg’s Antique Corner. (more…)

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