Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, Grafton, VT Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, Grafton, VT

Robert J. O'Brien

  • Peony in Morning Shadow

    Peony in Morning Shadow

    watercolor 21x16 inches unframed $2400 framed
  • Ted


    Watercolor 17x12 inches unframed $2000 framed
  • Hollyhock Light

    Hollyhock Light

    Watercolor 14 x 21 inches unframed $2500 framed
  • Blue Shutters and Hollyhocks

    Blue Shutters and Hollyhocks

  • Yellow Bearded Iris

    Yellow Bearded Iris

    watercolors 21x15 inches $2200 framed
  • Weston in Winter

    Weston in Winter

  • Peony Light

    Peony Light

  • Weston Mill in Winter

    Weston Mill in Winter

  • Pumpkin Gothic

    Pumpkin Gothic

    Watercolor 20x 28 inches unframed $3800 framed
  • Bay Window

    Bay Window

    Watercolor 20 x 14 inches unframed $2100 framed
  • Daylilies


  • Robert J. O'Brien

    Robert J. O'Brien

    Robert J. O’Brien is a national award winning watercolor artist, who has resided in Vermont since 1977. He has been painting in the watercolor medium for over 40 years, and focuses his work on landscape, floral and architectural studies.
    A testimony to his national status as a watercolor artist is his signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, and the Academic Artists Association.
    Already in 2013, his work has won 6 awards. Among them is the Best Floral in the 81st Hudson Valley Art Association Exhibition in Lyme, CT., and Best of Show in the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. In 2012 his work appeared in four major national and international shows receiving a Gold Medal in the New England Watercolor Society’s Signature Members Exhibition in Boston.
    Robert’s paintings are noted for the play of light and shadow. “One of my main objectives in watercolor painting is to create light through the use of shadow. In painting ordinary images, I find a fascinating interplay between the two. The transparency of the medium helps in bringing shadows alive while allowing the light to glow,” he says.
    His approach to watercolors has resulted in numerous magazine articles about his work over the years in American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Artists of New England, Splash, The Best of Watercolor, and Watercolor Magic magazine.
    O’Brien lives and paints in Weathersfield, VT. He also conducts workshops in watercolor technique in Vermont and other states and France.