Linda O’Brien



Linda is an established Perth based artist exhibiting for many years now. She is an enthusiastic pastellist now branching out into acrylic/oil on canvas to excite her with experimentally new ideas.

Her subject matter varies greatly; from landscapes and seascapes, watery reflections and capturing that nostalgia with real people in holiday situations. Having recently become a grandmother for the first time, she has discovered a love of baby portraiture!

Linda’s work is continually evolving, her journey forever seeking to portray light and its effect in atmosphere, luminosity and colour. As a silent witness, immersed in nature’s beauty, emotions are evoked and so the desire to share.

Over the past few years she has realized seven solo exhibitions and over 20 joint exhibitions with inspiring fellow artists. An accomplished artist, she has received over 140 major art awards within the state.

MAJOR AWARDS (please contact the gallery for a full list of awards from 1998 to 2010)
2012: Pastel Society of WA Art Exhibition – First Prize
2012: City of Melville Art Awards – First Prize – Pastel
2012: Beverley Art Purchase Exhibition – First Prize – Pastel
2012: Wagin Woolorama Art Show – First Prize – Pastel
2011: Kondinin Art Prize – 1st Prize – Works on Canvas
2011: Cockburn Art & Crafts Exhibition – 1st Prize – Any Other Medium
2011: Harvey Art prize – 1st Prize – Oil/Acrylic
2011: Harvey Art Prize – 1st Prize – Pastel
2011: Harvey Art prize – 1st Prize – Miniature
2011: Canning Art Award – Judges’ Award – Overall
2011: Canning Art Award – 1st Prize – Works on Paper
2011: Pinjarra Rotary Art Award – 1st Prize – Small Picture
2011: Boyup Brook Art Awards – 1st Prize – Mixed Media

PAST EXHIBITIONS (please contact the gallery for a full list of exhibitions dating back to 1997)
May/June 2012 ATMOSPHERIC AMBIENCE – Wills Domain Winery, Yallingup
November 2011 COLOUR, LIGHT & TEXTURE – Houghton Wineries, Swan Valley
August 2011 INLAND ENCOUNTERS – Solo – Hay Shed Hill Winery, Margaret River
January 2011 COASTAL IMPRESSIONS – Maureen Grierson Centre, Scarborough
October 2010 ARTIST OF THE MONTH – Boranup Gallery, Witchcliff
March 2010 TIME AND SPACE – Joint – Lady Lawley Cottage, Cottesloe
January 2010 IN THE SPIRIT OF TOODYAY – Solo – Home Gallery, Karrinyup

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Title : Orientally Australia

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Acrylic on linen

Size : 0.51m x 1.53m

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Title : Gorge Abstracted

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Acrylic

Size : 61cm x 61cm

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Title : An inland impression

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Acrylic

Size : 41cm x 57cm Framed

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Title : In Slumber

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Oil on Board

Size : 0.55m x 0.45m Framed

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Title : Free Spirit

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Pastel

Size : 0.42m W x 0.42m H

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Title : Reflective Moments

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Pastel

Size : 0.39m W x 0.51m H

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Title : Sand Play

Artist : Linda O'Brien

Medium : Pastel

Size : 0.365m W x 0.395m H

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