Christine O’Brien is a visual artist who combines acrylics, mixed media painting and collage to create abstract works inspired by patterns found in nature.
I create with many tools: scrapers, palette knives, brushes, and other mark-making instruments. The resulting layers of acrylic and (sometimes) collage on wood panels reflect the colors, patterns and textures found in nature – a reprieve from the daily hustle. Their abstract nature echoes my own desire to step away and clear my head, or even daydream. My goal is always to create art that takes me away, works where I imagine being in touch with the earth – moving through grass, watching rustling leaves, gazing on a landscape – simple things the soul can enjoy. And a place to hear one’s own voice.
Christine works from her studio at Porter Mill Studios in Beverly, MA.