For the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Patrick O’Brien is using his remarkable talents to commemorate the Age of Fighting Sail by painting all the sea battles of the war. His original art has thrice graced the cover of Sea History Magazine. Patrick is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the nation’s most prestigious professional organization devoted to educating the public about American marine art and history.
Patrick O’Brien is available for commissioned works. He has created many commissioned paintings for private individuals as well as for such clients as:
-National Geographic Television
-Navy Federal Credit Union
-The US Coast Guard
If you are interested in a commissioning a painting, please call the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery at 410-263-4100, or 888-278-2624.
Patrick O’Brien is an award-winning artist whose striking paintings depict the classic age of fighting sail. An illustrator and painter since the 1980’s, O’Brien entered the marine art field in 2003. His first entry to the prestigious Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition won an Award of Excellence. In 2012, The National Maritime Historical Society awarded O’Brien with their Distinguished Service Award at a gala dinner in Washington DC.
O’Brien has had one-man-shows of his artwork in New York City, Portsmouth VA, and here at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery. In 2010 the U.S. Naval Academy Museum mounted a retrospective exhibition entitled “The Maritime Art of Patrick O’Brien,” featuring twenty-eight paintings by the artist. SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION.
O’Brien’s paintings have been featured several times on the cover of Naval History magazine, published by the U.S. Naval Institute, and several times on the cover of Sea History magazine, published by the National Maritime Historical Society.
Mr. O’Brien lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and son.
October, 2010 – The Accolades for Patrick O’Brien Keep Coming…
At Mystic Seaport’s prestigious annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Patrick O’Brien’s painting “The Great White Fleet in the Straits of Magellan” won the most prestigious award of all, the Museum Purchase Award. This means that the Mystic Seaport Museum has purchased the painting for its permanent collection