An Artist in Residence

Patrick O'Brien

Mystic Seaport Museum will be hosting artist Patrick O’Brien for a 2-week residency in the Burrows House. Patrick, who resides in Baltimore with his wife and son, has been painting maritime scenes since the 1980s when he graduated from college. He recalls being a child and sitting at the dining room table painting old historic scenes, civil war paintings, and Viking scenes. Today he feels lucky to be making a living doing exactly the same thing.

“What I like best about being in Mystic and at the Museum is just the atmosphere. It’s so picturesque and directly outside my front door is the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, so it couldn’t possibly be a better spot for painting my old ships.”

While here, Patrick hopes to finalize two paintings he began previously, one of a British warship and one of a battle with USS Constitution. When visitors arrive at the Burrows House, they will be able to see a handful of completed paintings, as well as watch him work on his latest projects.

Patrick will be at the Museum from June 20 – July 2. Stop by and say hello!

Patrick’s art is distributed nationally. Learn more about him and see more of his work online at www.patrickobrienstudio.com.