October Studio Update

 Kelly M. O'Brien, limited edition prints at Robinson Landing Model Home, Alexandria, Virginia, US. ©2018 (Image: Carolyn and Co.).

Kelly M. O'Brien, limited edition prints at Robinson Landing Model Home, Alexandria, Virginia, US. ©2018 (Image: Carolyn and Co.).

It's been a packed October with lots happening with on all fronts, including two exhibitions, new art sales and rentals, a new term at school, and Affordable Art Fair Battersea London. Plus I managed to squeeze in a quick trip to the US to see loved ones!  

Hope your Autumn is off to a brisk start as well.

I'm very happy to be reunited with recent MFA grads in our show, Line and Point, a Centrespace exhibition that showcases established and emergent postgraduate artists from Bath Spa University. We're installing the show this week, which opens Friday, so I'll have images to share in November's Studio Update.

I did another BBC Radio Bristol radio interview, this time with art school colleague Esther Tyler-Ward about the exhibition, which you can listen to here until 20th Nov. (starts at 13:00 and runs for approximately 10 minutes).

If you're near Bristol and can visit, details are below.

 Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 55 (Edgy 9). Paper, spray paint, flame. 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches box framed. ©2017

Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 55 (Edgy 9). Paper, spray paint, flame. 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches box framed. ©2017

Collectors - both institutional and private - now have the option to try before they buy when it comes to original art. This was a new idea to me until recently, but now I have several pieces like the one shown here out on 'lease' with an option to buy, all currently in commercial or business settings.

New research is showing that art in the workplace is a catalyst for productivity and wellbeing. Companies like Google and YouTube have jumped onboard to inspire creators on the job with growing art collections in office and studio spaces.

If you'd like to know more about all the ways to acquire my art, including art rental, visit my website here.

 Kelly M. O'Brien, Hand-embellished prints installed at Modera Central lobby, Orlando, Florida, US. ©2018 (Image: Carlyn and Co.)

Kelly M. O'Brien, Hand-embellished prints installed at Modera Central lobby, Orlando, Florida, US. ©2018 (Image: Carlyn and Co.)

A big thank you to Carlyn and Company Interiors + Design for these gorgeous shots (below and at the top of this Update) of my work installed in two new properties! So pleased to have work included in these projects, especially Robinson Landing in my hometown of Washington, DC.

Carlyn & Co. were a delight to work with and I'm so happy they found me through The Torpedo Factory Art Center, where I started this crazy art journey back in 2010.

 Kelly M. O'Brien, limited edition prints at Robinson Landing Model Home, Alexandria, Virginia, US. ©2018 (Image: Carolyn and Co.).

Kelly M. O'Brien, limited edition prints at Robinson Landing Model Home, Alexandria, Virginia, US. ©2018 (Image: Carolyn and Co.).

Current + Upcoming

Black Swan Arts Open 2018, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, BA11 1BB, 19 October – 24 November

Line and Point, Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Ln, Bristol BS1 1EA, 26 – 31 October

Open Sandwich Artist Talk, Spike Island, Bristol, 15 November, 1pm

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