ANNIE OBRIEN

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Annie studied painting and art history at Oregon State University, holds a PhD in Higher Education and is a certified Golden Artist Educator and Silver Brush Instructor. Proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, she is a colorist who creates expressive images inspired by nature. She recently returned to Colorado after 15 years in Santa Fe where she taught painting at Ghost Ranch and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum where she was also a Docent. She teaches painting across the US and Canada and has authored two books on expressive painting. Her paintings are shown in galleries, shows, art magazines and private collections and recently two of her paintings have been chosen for a museum collection. She currently has three paintings featured in the sold out New Mexico Magazine 2019 Artists Calendar. Her two best-selling books are ”Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media” and "The Joy of Acrylic Painting" published by North Light Books. In response to high demand for her workshops, she recently created a series of online painting classes at www.boldexpressivepaintingworkshops.com

 

Education

Oregon State University, BFA studies

University of Oklahoma, BS, MS

University of Northern Colorado, PhD


Selected Exhibitions


2019

New Mexico Magazine Featured Artist-2019 Calendar

Painting selected to represent historic Wagon Mound, NM Festival

2018
Women Painting Women, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2017
Painting with Matisse, BIT, Telluride, Colorado
2016
Floriography- Solo Show, Globe Fine Art, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
Botanicals-Invitational Show, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2015

Women Artists of New Mexico, The Matthews Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Solo Show, East Gallery, Ah Haa School of Art, June, 2015, Telluride, Colorado

Winter Arts Invitational Show, Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology, Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, New Mexico, 

"Red" Show, Colors of Humanity Gallery, February 2015
2014

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Annual Docent Show, Santa Fe, NM, September 19-29, Santa Fe, NM

"The American Dream", Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, Texas, June 4-July 13

Rites of Spring, 2nd Annual Juried Show, DAVIS & COMPANY CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY, Old Town Spring, Texas
2013

New Acquisitions from TAM’s Permanent Collection, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

State of the Art: A Survey of New Mexico Artists - Paintings and Sculpture, The Matthews Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

37th Annual Paseo Arts Festival, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Georgia O'Keeffe Annual Museum Docent Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012
Georgia O'Keeffe Annual Museum Docent Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Passport to the Arts", Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
By Local, The Matthews Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico                           2011
By Local, The Matthews Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                
Land & Light, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Juried Show, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico                                 
Tikkun Olam Group Show, Jewish Community Center, Tucson Arizona                                                                                         
1st Annual Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Docent Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oklahoma Friendly, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
2010

14th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Colorado Plein Air Painters, Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado

Degrees of Detail: Large and Small Works by Nine Artists, La Tienda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oklahoma Friendly, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, OklahomaGroup Show, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Denver, Colorado
2009
COLLECT 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Solo Show, Wells Fargo Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Encantada!, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Grande Art Association

Taos International Juried Exhibition, The Taos Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Oklahoma Friendly, Oklahoma Art Guild National Juried Exhibition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Arizona Edges, Tubac Art Center, Arizona
2008
Day of the Dead Show, Jennie Cooley Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Encantada!, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Grande Art Association

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Sumner Dene Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Colorado Annual Juried Show, Pagosa Springs Art Center, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Solo Show, Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fabrications, New Mexico State Capital Rotunda, Santa Fe, New Mexico

11th Annual Lines into Shapes, Art Center of Estes Park, Colorado

24th Annual All Colorado Show, Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado

 

Publications & Recognition

    Author

”Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media” 

"The Joy of Acrylic Painting" published by North Light Books

 Featured Writer, Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine, 2017

 Featured Artist, Acrylic Artist, 2016

 Featured Artist, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, 2016

    Author/Featured Artist

“Expressive Still Lifes", "Expressive Landscapes", "Expressive Abstract Painting", Artists  Network     

 Book reviewer- Cloth, Paper, Scissors, March/April, 2015

    Articles    
 "Colors on My Palette" Profile, Where Art Lives Magazine, 2015
 "Artist of the Month", Artisans, Santa Fe, NM, 2015

  Artist Profile: In the Studio, Visual Language: Visual Arts Magazine, March, 2013

  Artist Profile, Professional Artist Magazine, July 2013

  Flowerona Profile, July, 2013

   Other

Permanent Collection: The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 2013

Honorable Mention, CFAI Winter Juried Show, "Elegance"

Showcase Winner: ArtSlant, 2012, 2011, September, 2010, July, 2010, May, 2010 Featured Artist, Straw House Gallery, Amado, Arizona, April, 2010

Featured Artist, Studios Magazine, Summer, 2010

Contemporary Fine Art International, 2nd Place, 2013

Contemporary Fine Art International Abstract Competition, 1st Place 2015

Winner: Northlight Books The Best of Mixed Media- Incite 1, 2 , 3 & 4- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Contemporary Fine Art International, Spring Juried Show, 3rd Place, 2014

Contemporary Fine Art International, Summer Abstraction, Honorable Mention, 2014

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