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 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. My work can sometimes be seen in the Stringer Gallery in Nambucca Heads. I live a very simple life…on 110 acres forest, a house we are built ourselves…off the grid, 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. 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 denez@ck20.com.
Shalom…



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  • Age: 56
  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

Poetry Feature

My recent poem “Thought” was feature for March in the A Place To Start Group. I have never had a poem featured before, thank you so much. I wrote about hidden illness as I was lying in bed one day in pain, unable to do anything but look out the window at a bird flitting around in a tree. That I found creativity in that was a source of some pleasure to me on a difficult day. I apprecia…
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"Flyaway" Into Impressionism Feature

A big thank you to the hosts of the Into Impressionism Group for featuring my watercolour painting “Flyaway, Flyaway, Flyaway”. It is such an encouragement.
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Feature

Thank you to the hosts of Women Painters Group for featuring my little painting “Taking a Rest”. This was a spontaneous work that I really enjoyed painting.
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Watercolour Features

Two of my recent Watercolours have been featured this week. Thanks to the hosts of the groups for choosing to recognised my work, it always encouraging. / Bearded Lady Purple Iris was featured in Artists with Disabilities / And Flyaway, Flyaway, Flyaway was featured in A Place To Start. / Thanks again!
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