Artist, Diana O'Brien, children book illustrator.
Today, I would like to introduce Diana O'Brien and her works, a children book artist who draws pictures with the expressions, eyes, and delicate details of lovely children as they are.
In fact, I was fortunate enough to meet the author who drew the picture for this children's book in person. When I attended the artist reception in Mills Pond gallery, I took my daughter, Celina. She found a girl named Grace and would like to play with her. Diana O'Brien is her mother. The children made it easy for us to greet each other. Therefore, naturally, I could get her site information. After returnig my home, I was about to looking her own website.
The pictures in her portfolio were enough to show her talent and passion for her paintings and her clear eyes to see the world and children.
Below is her official website. The main screen shows pictures related to her major achievements.
Above all, I think she captures the gestures, attachments, and loveliness of mother and child very well. Perhaps it is the reason, as a mother of two, she herself knows the feelings of a mother for her children completely, and she observes, experiences, and appreciates the loveliness and pure world of children up close every day.
Personally, I like the picture below. This painting depicts the fur of a baby owl and the innocent, clear eyes of children who become hope in the dark night.
A delicacy that cannot be understood without looking at children and living with them every day is permeated into her paintings. As a mother of two, I love her paintings in this style too.
Below is a brief introduction about her from her official website.
To begin I work with pencil on paper, then on the iPad using Procreate, and finally Photoshop. My background is in corporate graphic design, marketing, and mural making. Currently, I am finishing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at FIT. I live with my husband, daughter and son on Long Island, NY.
It is also recommended to look at her other paintings on her official site.
I met the author for a short time and looked at her works online, but I felt the urge to buy this book myself. I look forward to seeing her more active in the future to show more wonderful works.
Myungja Anna Koh