Image credit: Kristy Field

Image credit: Kristy Field

PaperJoy Studio is run by artist Kelly M O’Brien, creating bespoke paper art originals and hand-embellished prints for hospitality and high-end residential projects since 2015.

Paperjoy works extensively with trade professionals that serve the designed interiors market, including hospitality, healthcare, corporate, and high-end residential projects. Our work can be found in collections throughout the United States, Europe, The Middle East, Asia, and the West Indies.

To learn more about how we can help you meet your project needs and how to work with us visit Purchase.


Artiq, London, UK

Carlyn & Company Interiors + Design, Great Falls, VA, US

Daniel Fine Art Services, San Juan Capistrano, CA, US

Eaton Fine Art, Austin, TX, US

Galerie Uhn, Königstein-im-Taunus, Germany

Grand Image Fine Art Publisher, Seattle, WA, US

James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kalisher, Carrboro, NC, US

Modern Art Buyer, Bath, UK

Soho Myriad Fine Art Consultants, Atlanta, GA, US

VISTO Images, Paris, France and Nicosia, Cyprus


The Address Boulevard Dubai, Dubai, UAE

The Brahma Beijing Residence, Beijing, China

University of California, Irvine Library Artists' Books Special Collections, Irvine, CA

Corcoran College of Art Collections Library, Washington, DC

Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

The Delta School, Wilson, AK

Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens, Greece

Four Seasons Burj Alshaya, Kuwait

Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, WY

Four Seasons Koele, Lanai, HI

Four Seasons Nevis, West Indies

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Hilton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Intercontinental Lane Field South, San Diego, CA

JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Charlotte, NC

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center, East Greenwich, RI

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Franklin, TN

Marriott Hotel Ithaca Downtown on the Commons, Ithaca, NY

Marriott Hotel Miami Airport, Miami, FL

Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Modera Central, Orlando, FL

Mount Nicholson Residential Properties Show Flats, Hong Kong

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Encore

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Joy

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Pride of America

NYC Connolly Hotel

Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Regent Seven Seas, Navigator

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, UAE

Robinson Landing, Alexandria, VA

Taj Hotel, Boston, MA

Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

Private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland


This artist journey is not for the faint of heart. Along the way, I've found these resources to be helpful touchstones to return to, time and again.

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron; also: Finding Water and Walking in This World

The War of Art and Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Mastering Creative Anxiety by Eric Maisel

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts by Anna Deavere Smith

Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro

Maria Papova's blog Brain Pickings, a source of beautifully curated resources and inspiration.