In July we will be showing 2 popular painters, JM Brodrick and Sally O’Neill. Both from Oregon, each of these talented artists will show paintings in a variety of subject matter.

About JM Brodrick
The Viewer-Broderick-14x32-acrylicJM Brodrick studied painting and classical music in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of thirteen. Her Grandmother who was a professional artist in Helsinki, Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting” says Brodrick. In 1977 she moved  to Fairbanks, AK where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon.

Brodrick’s paintings are in numerous collections in the United States, Europe and Japan including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska  and The Nation Center for Global National Health and Medicine  Hospital, Tokyo. Shown here: The Viewer

About Sally O’Neill
A native of Southern California, Sally O’Neill has lived in the foothills of the Northern Oregon Cascade Mountains since 1991. As a child, she enjoyed painting and drawing in addition to music studies. She majored in music in college and is an accomplished pianist. Sally worked in the medium of watercolor for a period of time in the 1980’s. In 1998, Sally went back to painting seriously working solely in oils.

O'Neill-Sunshine and Daisies-8x10-Oil“As soon as I started painting with oils I knew I had found the perfect medium to express my artistic vision. As an admirer of the impressionists, I am obsessed with light, color and atmosphere. Through the layering of colors and texture I’m trying to achieve the effects of light at different times of the day. Overall, I want my paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in, that of beauty and sun drenched days.”

O’Neill’s plein air and studio paintings reflect her enthusiasm for life and an appreciation for her subject matter. O’Neill has been the recipient of numerous awards. Her work can be seen in a number of private as well as corporate collections. She also teaches group workshops in addition to private art students. Shown here: Sunshine and Daisies

Check back next week for more details on our First Friday lineup.