Recent Work

People Watching

People Watching

Maria O’Brien’s new body of work, created during her residency in The Laois Arthouse from August 2014 to present, reveals a renewed exploration into landscape for the artist. By working directly from photographs, found mostly on social media, the artist offers us glimpses into other […]

Bit Tourist

Bit Tourist

An Essay by Jessica Foley for Like: Paintings Inspired by Social Media, by Maria O’Brien Solo Exhibition Award in Nenagh Civic Offices May 2012 “And do they know you’re using them?” I asked her.  She paused. “Not really”. We arranged the paintings over the couch […]

Me

Me

At my exhibition last year in Arthouse Gallery and studios, Stradbally, with Noel Kelly CEO of Visual Artists Ireland and Muireann Ni Chonaill Arts Officer of Laois county council arts