About Michael O'Briant
I'm originally from NC with a BFA from ECU in studio arts and an MFA from UWMadison in studio arts, with a painting concentration. I've worked for extended periods as a cook and a carpenter but have been painting full time for 9 years now. I'm represented by 3 galleries around the country, Maine, Chicago and Napa valley. I'm currently the lead singer and songwriter for 7 piece alt-country band. I'm married to a TV Producer.
Creativity, excitement, experimentation and OCD repetition of subjects strongly grounded in nature, with abstract tendencies, have been the mainstays of my Art. I've been working mostly with the possibilities and impossibilities of metallic leaf for the last 3 years and that has really fueled a fire in my work that I had never known could exist for me.