Mary O'Brien
Mixed Media Artist

Artist's Statement






The imagery in my recent work incorporates architectural fragments and / or landscapes while integrating mixed media on paper or canvas.

I use an intuitive approach to weaving inspiring and meaningful images to create new "realities".  In some of the pieces, the contrast of landscape's organic forms and the geometric nature of most built structures is explored.

Some images are extracted from my own familiar neighbourhood while others are derived from places visited  farther away.  The pieces draw upon details in our environments which are often neglected, but ones which possess a  rather humble beauty in themselves.

I am also very interested in exploring the interaction of colour, texture, line and surface.  Working with several mediums simultaneously contributes to the interplay of these dynamic elements.