Estelle O'Brien

Estelle O'Brien

Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia

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My art work reflects my continual fascination with, and struggle to represent, the effect of light on colour. I can spend hours gazing at gum trees, or the ocean, or the sky…wondering how to capture that elusive glint or shimmer of sunlight that makes the colours of God’s creation dance and sing. My abstract work is about discovering balance and harmony while exploring the right side of my brain. It helps me loosen up. I hope to develop more skill in portraiture as I am always intrigued by the story lines on people’s faces.

I live on the mid north coast of NSW in Australia, and am a member of the Nambucca Valley Art Group. My work can be seen in the Stringer Gallery in Nambucca Heads.
After years in the city, I now live a very simple life…110 acres of forest, a house we are building ourselves…solar power…wood stove…organic vegies…horses…loads of birds and wildlife and rainforest only half an hour from pristine beaches.
It is Gumbaynggirr country which is home to some fine indigenous artists.

I am mostly self taught and I thank God for the passion He has put in my heart
. I work in various mediums, oil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic and inks and love experimenting. Life is a great adventure of learning for me. I love Australia and her people in all their many guises…and learn something from everyone I meet. I hope you enjoy my work…if you wish to purchase originals please email me at


  • Age: 56
  • Joined: January 2008


I have returned to the fold...

Hi, / I have not been on redbubble for 18 months or more….maybe 2 years…as I have not painted for that long. Life takes strange twists and turns. Everything on RB has changed…I wonder if any of my old buddies are still here? / I am about to start painting again…having thrown off the obstacles that were preventing me…..I would love to hear from any of my old pals on h…
Posted about 2 years – 21 comments

Best in Show

My oil painting St Magnus Cathedral was chosen as Best in Show in the Painters Universe Group- Thank you so much to the hosts- I am thrilled to bits.
Posted over 3 years – 5 comments


Does anyone know why I can’t seem to load a picture of my painting from my iPhone? The fancyloader won’t come up to let me add work. Is it to do with the iPhone I wonder? Can anyone advise?
Posted almost 4 years – 2 comments

Indigenous Exhibition

Gumbaynggir artist Keene Ballangarry is holding an exhibition of his fantastic contemporary Aboriginal art at 43 High St, Bowraville on the NSW mid north coast. Keene is a brilliant emerging artist- his paintings should be in major galleries. Please support him if you can, he really needs it. / PS… Am missing my bubble friends so much, but only have net access via iPhone at present and thi…
Posted almost 4 years – 3 comments