Tina O'Brien

There are not enough hours in a day to paint all that inspires me.  I feel very 

lucky to be a woman artist living in Ventura, California, with her husband and

two kids.  Playing, surfing, walking, happy days at the beach with my family

has been the inspiration for all of my paintings.  The colors of the ocean, sky

and sand are teeming with beauty.  I try to get the viewer to see their everyday

surroundings with new eyes.  One painting leads to another.  I consider each

piece a character study. In 2011, I had the opportunity to open the 

Tina O'Brien Gallery at the Ventura Harbor and have changed it to the

Mermaid Gallery in 2016.  The gallery features our beautiful local beach scenes

and now, paintings of Mermaids!

Education

 

Workshop – David Leffel - 2007

AA  Ventura  Community College - Commercial Art - 1989

California Art Institute Calabasas - Portrait Drawing - 1987

Ventura Art Council Scholarship Tutorial - Omar DeLean -1989

Exhibitions

 

Mermaid Gallery 2016 - ongoing

Very Ventura Shop & Gallery July Thru Sept. 2017

Tina Obrien Gallery - 2011-2016

Fox Fine Jewelry - February through March 2015

Solo Show - BAA Gallery, Ventura - Feb to March 2011

Crowne Plaza - Gallery at the Crown, 2010 continuing

Community Memorial Hospital Exhibit - 2010 continuing

Aloha Beach Festival - 2008 - 2010

Ventura County Fair, Professional Division - 2004 through 2010

Ventura Art Walk - 2002, 2009, 2010

Buenaventura Art Association - 1996 through 2008 and continuing

Harbor Gallery - 2008, 2009 and continuing

Solo show, Harbor Gallery - 2009

“C” Street Long Board Classic - 2008

Aloha Beach Festival - 2008

Ojai Music and Art In the Park 1998 - 2000

Ventura County Fair Professional Division - 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 1st Place Painting

Thousand Oaks Art Festival - 2005 thru 2009

Ventura Art Walk Spring - 2000, 2009

Red Brick Gallery-Spring - 2009

Nordstrom, Santa Barbara,  5 Trunk Shows - 1998

20th Annual Market Place, Santa Barbara - 1998

Buenaventura  Art Association Member - 1996, 2000, 2008, 2009

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