Karen O'Brien

ObrienArtist Karen O'Brien is the featured artist for the month of May
at Gallery One, 229B SW G Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526.

Her exhibit is titled : What If? A Mixed Media Fairytale

I am often asked "where do you get your ideas?" One of my favorite ways to spark my imagination is to ask myself the question "What if?"  Most painters use objects or existing figures to inspire their paintings. What if I did the opposite and used my painting to inspire an object, like a doll. What if I made a collage from fabric, instead of paper? Two simple questions which resulted in a fun mixed media series which includes paintings, art dolls and fabric collage pieces.

Karen O'Brien is a self taught mixed media artist and painter of soulful characters. She teaches mixed media classes at her studio and at workshops across the country. Karen has authored a book "Imaginary Characters: Mixed Media Painting Techniques for Figures and Faces."

You can contact Karen through her website: http://KEObrien.com