Paula O’Brien, Visual Artist & Art Blogger

Figurative Painting
My studio work as a visual artist has taken a shift into a dramatic figurative direction in bold oil painting, figure studies and portraits.

Life Drawing
Life drawing in colored graphite and watercolor sticks is my foundation. Rich layers of color are built up quickly into vibrant energetic drawings.

Art Blogger & Networking
FigurativeArtist – Over 1000 fine artists with a focus on the human form
SunshineCoastArtists – Artists from BC’s Sunshine Coast

Urban sketching– Taking sketching out into the world
Plein air painting
– An exciting new challenge!
– Travel and dance

Art Textiles
Art textiles, wearable art, inspiring waterproof outerwear, felted wool coats, pleated silk dresses, Pavelka Design sewing patterns.

Whimsical colorful house and art garden have also fallen victim to my decorative paint brush.

Come, wander, get inspired…



Dennis, the final journey
March 9, 2017| ART, boating, travel, urban sketching

Slideshow of Dennis’s adventurous life. A cast of thousands, you just...

Westcoast Figurative Exhibition Jan 12 – Feb 5
January 22, 2017| ART, British Columbia

Through a line, a gesture, human voices wake us. Seven artists...

Alert Bay plein air painting trip

Thanks Cindy Riach for suggesting this wonderful 6 day plein air...

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a sparkling and splendid Merry Christmas! May sugar...