Saturday, January 07, 2012

Visit the new Rick O'Brien Fine Art website


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A Wolf in the Fold: An Installation by Rick O'Brien
August 6, 2011 - October 3, 2011
Opening Reception / Aug 6, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

This new work by artist Rick O'Brien observes the sum of who we are, the fundamental elements we collectively share, and the individual experiences which showcase the unique.

It is the differences that present a perceived danger to the established norm. By creating a defense mechanism which alienates effort, we are free to admire and then condemn those attempting to better themselves. The innocent act of self exploration provides us the obstacles we must endure through life.

Human frailty and fortitude are at the heart of most of O'Brien's work. A Wolf in the Fold embodies the struggle between human ambition and toil, and the boundaries we impose.

Gallery 626.458.7477
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prepping for Baby Tattooville 2010.

I have the good fortune to be included in this year's festivities by contributing 50 drawings to the attendees.

Drawing primarily from live models (10 to 15 minute poses), I'm gettin' a head start this week...twelve down, thirty-eight to go!
My wife, 'Miss Mindy' , who was a featured artist last year, will once again be creating 50 pieces of art as well...
I'll be sure to post more drawings and pictures of the event as they unfold!
-Stay tuned...
Join me on FaceBook: Rick O'Brien
-I'll be posting new pictures after the event HERE - check back!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey Everybody.. were hosting another Dr. Sketchy's Life Drawing session:
Bob from Baby Tattoo Books is at it again.... Brace yourselves!
Get Tickets and info to about the drawing event at

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles Session 021

This special drawing event will be a midsummer night’s dream party held at the private residence of artists Rick O’Brien and Miss Mindy on Sunday, June 6, 2010.
Festivities will begin at 7:00 PM, and will continue until 10:00 PM. There will be snacks & drinks (arrive early for best selection).

Rick and Mindy’s address:5315 Candace PlaceEagle Rock ( L.A.) CA 90041

Drawing and other goings-on will be outdoors, so dress appropriately for whatever Southern California weather the night of June 6 brings! Bring your own art supplies & modify your set-up for drawing outside. BYO seat, if you’re picky.

Ticket info:
In advance: $12
At the door: $15

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here's my first session on Sketch Theatre -- CLICK HERE to view...
You can also check out my wife Miss Mindy , she's up on the site as well!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Lift Off: The Art of Airships
January 9, 2010 - February 1, 2010
Opening Reception / Jan 9, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

-An imaginative roster of artists presenting their vision of lighter-than-air aircrafts through concept work, original paintings, and sculpture.

Andrew R. WrightBill Carman
Christian Lorenz Scheurer
Daniel Dociu
Jake Parker
Jason Caffoe
Kazu Kibuishi
Khang Le
Myke Amend
Rick O'Brien
Robh Ruppel
Sarah Caterisano
Stephan Martiniere
Sterling Hundley
Tom Kidd
Trey Bryan
I hope to see you there.