Maggie O'BRIEN

Maggie O'BRIEN

Maggie O'Brien moved to Cornwall from London in 2006, after completing her art studies begun at St Martin's School of Art & Design, continued at Camberwell School of Art, and completed at Wimbledon School of Art.

A well-established exhibiting artist whose work has been shown widely in Cornwall and beyond, O'Brien lives near St Loy. Here she creates atmospheric landscape paintings and drawings and builds installations related to the landscape around her, and found objects.

Maggie teaches the two-day course in Watercolour at the Newlyn School of Art on Chywoone Hill, Newlyn.


Painting, drawing


Open Studios 2010; 2011; 2012; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (postponed); 2023

2012: Gallery Tresco (July)

2013: Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion - 'Beauty and the Beast' (Sept)

2013: Newlyn Art Gallery - Newlyn School of Art Tutors Fundraising Exhibition (24 Oct-2 Nov)

2017: Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion - 'Where have all the Songbirds gone?' (20 Apr-7 May)

2017: I Am Woman, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (8-21 July)

2018: Blooming Marvellous, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (24 Mar-10 Apr)

2019: A Cornish Springtime, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (April)

2019: Together Apart, Apart Together, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (Nov)

2021: Light on the Water (solo show) Livingstone St Ives Perranporth Gallery (27 May- 19 June) 

2021: Ten - A Celebration of Ten Years, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (31 July-7 Aug)

2021: Summer in Technicolour, Livingstone St Ives (19-29 July in Perranporth Gallery; 5 Aug-5 Sept in St Ives Gallery)

2022: When the Magnolias Bloom, Livingstone St Ives (17 Feb-22 Mar)

2022: Breaking Light, Livingstone St Ives (19 May-11 June)

2023: New Paintings for Spring, Livingstone St Ives (Apr)

2023: 'Rapture at Tremenheere', Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Penzance (7-12 June)


Tutors' notes, Newlyn Art School (on-line 2011) (photo likeness)

Cornwall Today (May 2017) 'Good with Words, Better with Paints and Brushes' by Alex Wade