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Bill O'Brien

Ireland
Artist (Painting)
Born 1948

My introduction to art began at Corks Crawford Gallery where in 1958/1959 I attended art classes having won a children’s art competition. In 1990 I began painting in oil, and since then I have received drawing and painting tuition from several artists. Took early retirement from my career as an Telecoms engineer in 2007 and set up a studio in my back garden where I now paint on a daily basis. I like to experiment with  various subject matters on small canvas panels, and in several mediums.
I am inspired by artists such as Frank McKelvey and Trevor Chamberlain.

My preferred media are oil and acrylic on canvas. I like to paint loosely using impressionistic layering/glazing techniques whilst still maintaining some focus on detail.

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A series of paintings set around the daily activities of people
Painting titled "Irish Music Early S…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Cardboard
Irish Music Early Session - Painting, 8x10 in ©2022 by Bill O'Brien - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Everyday Life, irish, music, session, pub, ireland, art, oil
"Irish Music Early Session"

Oil on Canvas | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Rainy Day in Galway" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Rainy Day in Galway - Painting, 10x8 in ©2015 by Bill O'Brien - Impressionism, impressionism-603, rain, galway, girl, ireland, irish
"Rainy Day in Galway"

Oil on Canvas | 10x8 in

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Painting titled "Rachel" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Rachel - Painting, 11.8x9.8 in ©2010 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Rachel. Oil on board 10x12 inches by Bill OBrien
"Rachel"

Oil | 11.8x9.8 in

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Painting titled "Hide and Seek Sally…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Hide and Seek Sally Gap - Painting, 9.8x11.8 in ©2009 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Oil on board 12 ins.x10 ins. Children playing hide and seek at Sally Gap County Wicklow.
"Hide and Seek Sally Gap"

Oil | 9.8x11.8 in

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Painting titled "Blackberry Picking" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Blackberry Picking - Painting, 10x14 in ©2009 by Bill O'Brien -
"Blackberry Picking"

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Painting titled "Siobhan" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Siobhan - Painting, 12x10 in ©2008 by Bill O'Brien -
"Siobhan"

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, Eveni…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, Evening Mist. - Painting, 10x8 in ©2013 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Horse Racing, Evening Mist. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill O'Brien. Irish Artist.
"Horse Racing, Evening Mist."

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Painting titled "Cycle in the Park.…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Cycle in the Park. St Annes - Painting, 10x8 in ©2012 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Cycle in the Park. St Annes. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art
"Cycle in the Park. St Annes"

Oil | 10x8 in

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Painting titled "Anne St. Dublin2" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Anne St. Dublin2 - Painting, 10x8 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Anne St. Dublin2. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Anne St. Dublin2"

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Painting titled "Irish Music Pub Ses…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Irish Music Pub Session - Painting, 8x10 in ©2022 by Bill O'Brien - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Musicians, irish, music, pub, session, banjo, accordian, oil, painting
"Irish Music Pub Session"

Oil on Canvas | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Day at the Races" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Day at the Races - Painting, 10x8 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Day at the Races. Oil on canvas panel 10x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Day at the Races"

Oil | 10x8 in

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Painting titled "Old Dog New Tricks" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Old Dog New Tricks - Painting, 11.8x9.8 in ©2010 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Old Dog New Tricks. Oil on canvas panel 12x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art
"Old Dog New Tricks"

Oil | 11.8x9.8 in

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Painting titled "Tee Time St. Annes…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Tee Time St. Annes Links - Painting, 7.9x9.8 in ©2009 by Bill O'Brien - Tee Time St. Annes Links
"Tee Time St. Annes Links"

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Painting titled "Hill Walker" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Hill Walker - Painting, 12x10 in ©2008 by Bill O'Brien -
"Hill Walker"

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, Eveni…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, Evening Race - Painting, 10x8 in ©2013 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Horse Racing, horses, oil painting, Ireland, irish, art
"Horse Racing, Evening Race"

Oil | 10x8 in

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, The P…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, The Pack - Painting, 10x10 in ©2013 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Horse Racing, The Pack. Acrylic on canvas panel 10x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Horse Racing, The Pack"

Oil | 10x10 in

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, Fight…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, Fight to the Finish - Painting, 10x8 in ©2012 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Horse Racing, Fight to the Finish. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Horse Racing, Fight to the Finish"

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Painting titled "Pedal Power Portmar…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Pedal Power Portmarnock - Painting, 8x8 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Pedal Power Portmarnock. Oil on canvas panel 8x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art
"Pedal Power Portmarnock"

Oil | 8x8 in

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Painting titled "3 Pints and The Rak…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
3 Pints and The Rakes of Mallow - Painting, 8x10 in ©2021 by Bill O'Brien - Expressionism, expressionism-591, artwork_cat.Color, Traditional, Irish, Music, Musicians, Pub, Session, Ireland
"3 Pints and The Rakes of Mallow"

Oil on Canvas | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Temple Bar Umbrella" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Temple Bar Umbrella - Painting, 12x10 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Temple Bar Umbrella. Oil on canvas panel 10x12 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art
"Temple Bar Umbrella"

Oil | 12x10 in

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Painting titled "Market Day" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Market Day - Painting, 9.8x7.9 in ©2010 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Market Day. Acrylic on board 20x25cms by Bill O'Brien
"Market Day"

Oil | 9.8x7.9 in

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Painting titled "Day on Malahide Bea…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Day on Malahide Beach. - Painting, 7.9x9.8 in ©2009 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Malahide Beach. Family day on the malahide beach..
"Day on Malahide Beach."

Oil | 7.9x9.8 in

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Painting titled "Wicklow Picnic" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Wicklow Picnic - Painting, 12x16 in ©1998 by Bill O'Brien -
"Wicklow Picnic"

Painting | 12x16 in

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, Kicki…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, Kicking up Turf - Painting, 8x10 in ©2013 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Horse Racing, Kicking up Turf. Oil on canvas panel 10x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Artist.
"Horse Racing, Kicking up Turf"

Oil | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Liffey St. Stop for…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Liffey St. Stop for a Chat - Painting, 10x8 in ©2012 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Liffey St. Stop for a Chat. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Liffey St. Stop for a Chat"

Oil | 10x8 in

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Painting titled "Grafton Street Rain" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Grafton Street Rain - Painting, 10x8 in ©2012 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Grafton Street Rain, Acrylic on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Grafton Street Rain"

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Painting titled "Portmarnock by Bike" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Portmarnock by Bike - Painting, 8x10 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Portmarnock by Bike. Oil on canvas panel 10x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish art.
"Portmarnock by Bike"

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Painting titled "galway-girl-shoppin…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
galway-girl-shopping-day.jpg - Painting ©2018 by Bill O'Brien -
"galway-girl-shopping-day.jpg"

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Painting titled "Girl on a Bike St.…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Girl on a Bike St. Annes - Painting, 9.8x7.9 in ©2010 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Girl on a Bike. Saint Annes Park. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches by Bill OBrien
"Girl on a Bike St. Annes"

Oil | 9.8x7.9 in

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Painting titled "Temple Bar" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork
Temple Bar - Painting, 9.8x7.9 in ©2010 by Bill O'Brien - Temple Bar. Acrylic on board 20x25 cm
"Temple Bar"

Painting | 9.8x7.9 in

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Painting titled "Two Berry Pickers" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Two Berry Pickers - Painting, 16x12 in ©2009 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Two Berry Pickers. Oil on stretched canvas 16 in. x 12 ins.
"Two Berry Pickers"

Oil | 16x12 in

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Painting titled "Lladros Study" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Lladros Study - Painting, 18x14 in ©1998 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Lladros Study
"Lladros Study"

Oil | 18x14 in

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Painting titled "Horse Racing, Layto…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Horse Racing, Laytown Races. - Painting, 8x10 in ©2013 by Bill O'Brien - Abstract, abstract-570, Horse Racing, Laytown Races. Oil on canvas panel 10x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish Artist.
"Horse Racing, Laytown Races."

Oil | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Galway, Night Out" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Galway, Night Out - Painting, 8x10 in ©2012 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Galway, Night Out. Oil on canvaqs panel 10x8 inches by Bill OBrien. Irish ART.
"Galway, Night Out"

Oil | 8x10 in

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Painting titled "Fishing, A Steadyin…" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Fishing, A Steadying Hand. - Painting, 12x10 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Fishing, A Steadying Hand. Oil on canvas panel 10x12 inches.
"Fishing, A Steadying Hand."

Oil | 12x10 in

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Painting titled "Galway Girl" by Bill O'Brien, Original Artwork, Oil
Galway Girl - Painting, 10x8 in ©2011 by Bill O'Brien - Figurative, figurative-594, Galway Girl. Oil on canvas panel 8x10 inches unframed by Bill OBrien. Irish Art.
"Galway Girl"

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