Paula O'Brien Author

digital life drawing, colorful female nude digital painting

Life Drawing with Adobe Sketch

I’ve been taking my iPad to life drawing now for about 2 years without fail. Sure, I bring along my sketchbook just in case I can’t use my iPad for some reason but the results are more fully developed and experimental than things I would achieve with just my sketchbook! I enjoy having my full …

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Countdown to Goodbye

This is the story of my piece Countdown to Goodbye for The Art of Loss which I had the honour to curate for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery, an opportunity which arose shortly after the passing of my wonderful husband Dennis in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the …

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Nude drawings irk festival

Nude drawings irk festival Coast Reporter Article April 12, 2018 As the Festival of the Performing Arts (FOPA) opened its three weeks of music competition this week, parents and teachers of junior pianists – some as young as five – were dismayed to find that the piano sessions at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre coincided …

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Dennis, the final journey

Slideshow of Dennis’s adventurous life. A cast of thousands, you just might see yourself in there too! We had just over one year from diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis to his peaceful passing at home on Feb 27, 2017. We are very grateful to all the help, love and support we had along the way. Friends …

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