Clemens Gallery

Coastal Celebration: Paintings of Sue O'Brien

​November 4 - November 30, 2017

I love to paint!  That much I have learned about myself in the last decade.  

I grew up in Connecticut and have always enjoyed art but never really pursued any art on my own.  I graduated from Skidmore College with English and Business degrees and went immediately to Boston where I followed a career in retailing for over 40 years. I worked for Jordan Marsh, Filenes and Gap ,Inc both in the merchandising and the business ends.  But I always loved art.  I have now officially retired and am planning on painting full time! What fun!

In the last nine years, as I weaned myself away from my retailing world, I found wonderful teachers first at South Shore Art Center and then at North RIver Art Society.  I have been lucky to find teachers who are both knowledgable and generous in their help to new, emerging artists. 

I think I have always been drawn to oil as a medium..especially when painted on panel..and so that is my current direction.  I love color and all sorts of sea scenes, dune scenes and marsh scenes. When I am painting waves or marshes I am totally in my element.  Fortunately living on the South Shore I have many wonderful opportunities. Every day is different and every day asks for a different palette.  Every day is a gift to artists.

I hope you enjoy my exhibit at the Clemens Gallery at the Hingham Gallery. Come "celebrate the coast "with me!

Sue O'Brien

2017 Clemens Gallery Schedule

  • December 1 - January 4, 2018: Michael Metcalf

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2017-2018. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2017 season. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: