Jim O’Brien

Jim is a self taught artist, working in oils, water colour and found objects. He was a member of the Banba Hall Group in the ’60 s and had two solo art exhibitions in the ’70s.

Jim was a member of the Meath Art Group in the ’80s which organized exhibitions and concerts. In the ’90s  Jim was a founding member and Chair of the Watergate Art Gallery in Navan which ran for 5 years. At the same time he was, and still is, Secretary of the Heritage Art Group in Kells – working in conjunction with the Kells Summer Festival.

‘The best exhibition I have ever seen was The Hours at IMMA.’

‘You will see lovely things at Claude Monet’s and you will think what I send very poor stuff in comparison. Just now I am dissatisfied with myself and dissatisfied with what I do, but I have just a glimmer of hope that I’m going to do better in the end

– Vincent Van Gogh, from a letter to Theo

 

Previous Exhibitions

2016
Solo Show – Navan Library, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath

2015
Group Show – Brú na Bóinne, Newgrange, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath

2014
Group Show – Brú na Bóinne, Newgrange, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath

2013
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath

2012
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath

2011
Group Show – Idireadra, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath

2010
Group Show – Arts Trail, Trimgate Street, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Kells Heritage Art Group, Kells, County Meath
Group Show – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath

2009
Group Show – When I Close My Eyes, Toradh Gallery, Civic Offices, Ashbourne, County Meath
Group Show – The Portugal Trip, Kells Heritage Centre, Kells, County Meath

2008
Group Show – Brú na Bóinne, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – The Arts Trail, Window Displays, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Rotunda Gallery, Navan Shopping Centre, County Meath

2007
Group Show – The Burren, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – Life in the Lane, Metges Lane, Navan, County Meath
Group Show – The Arts Trail, Window Displays, Navan, County Meath

2006
Group Show – Horizons, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath