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This is my 'chop' or seal used to finish hand-embellished prints. I wanted something unobtrusive but readable to identify the edition and my studio. Simple blind-embossed text does the trick. #paperartist #inthestudio #artiststudio #studioscenes #artistsofinstagram #kellyobrienart #UKartist #art #contemporaryart #commissionedart #bespokeart #contemporaryart #blindemboss #limitededitionprints #handembellishedprints #commissionedart

(Artwork by Kelly O'Brien) #kellyobrienart

#FlashbackThursday http://ow.ly/EnrF30keXPL :: Hard to believe that these commissions started less than 3 years ago. It has been so fun to see the work develop, learn more about the hospitality art biz, and meet art consultants from around the world. Am so grateful for the ride and can't wait to see where it takes me next. #playingwithfire #abundance2018 #commissionedart #hotelart #paleart #goldleaf #artinspiredbynature #mixedmediaart #kellyobrienart #paperartist

Detail of a hand-embellished print that was done for the Four Seasons in Athens, Greece. Lasercutting is amazing - you can program a range of burn levels to get variation throughout the overall piece. Maybe artists being replaced by robots isn't such a crazy idea?! Kidding! #inthestudio #paperartist #artistsofinstagram #workinprogress #kellyobrienart #lasercut #robots #commissionedart #hotelart #paleart #contemporary art

Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 3 (detail). Paper, gold leaf, ink, flame. Available for purchase here http://bit.ly/2xx6bWn :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #kellyobrienart #commissionedart #hotelart #paleart #goldleaf #artinspiredbynature #mixedmediaart

May 2018 Studio Update: Manic May! http://ow.ly/Vei630kgFvy :: When I decided to pursue my MFA last year, I knew there would be times like this past month when I would just have to power through a pile of work and competing deadlines. Between client commissions and major projects due for school all at once, it's been a bit of a manic May. Live link in my profile ☝️ #studioupdate #manicmay #inthestudio #commissionedart #kellyobrienart #paperartist #hotelart #newwork #mfa #bathspauniversity

Part of my reflected-color series, 'Phases', this piece is available for purchase. http://ow.ly/tCcu30jD5Hm 'Phases' is about impermanence, time passing and moving on. Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 37. Paper, spray paint, flame. #paperartist #contemporaryart #kellyobrienart #paleart #hotelart #commissionedart

Part of my reflected-color series, 'Phases', this piece is available for purchase. http://ow.ly/OeAM30jD4Ig 'Phases' is about impermanence, time passing and moving on. Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 43, detail. Paper, spray paint, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #kellyobrienart #paleart #hotelart #commissionedart

A detail from a small work that is available for purchase. For this one, I used a variegated gold leaf for a bit of subtle multi-hued bling. http://ow.ly/yInA30jD4oL Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 69, detail. Paper, gold leaf, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart #goldleaf #hotelart #paleart #commissionedart

This original was sold long ago, but continues to be a favorite for Hand-Embellished Prints. I just shipped three for a project in Greece and have two more on the workbench. It is a simple, universal form - some people see tree, others river. In fact, it was inspired directly from the veins in a leaf I picked up during a morning walk. Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 31. Paper, gold leaf, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #kellyobrienart #goldleaf #hotelart #paleart #commissionedart

Commissioned for an amazing project in Dubai via Soho Myriad one of two pieces, inspired by the Arabian Desert :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 26. Paper, gold leaf, ink, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart #hotelart #paleart #whiteart #neutralart #goldleaf :: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/kelly-o-brien/playing-with-fire-no-26

Commissioned for Mt. Nicholson Show Flat, Hong Kong via the lovely team at James Robertson Art :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 68. Paper, gold leaf, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart #hotelart #paleart #whiteart #neutralart #goldleaf :: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/kelly-o-brien/playing-with-fire-no-68-kelly-o-brien

Inspired by patterns in nature, including sand, mountains, and waves. This one is available for purchase, unlike most of this series which are commissioned and gone! Details here: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/kelly-o-brien/playing-with-fire-no-30-place-3 :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 30. Paper, gold leaf, flame. :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart #hotelart #paleart #whiteart #neutralart #goldleaf

Using natural resources to create art fascinates me. Kelly O’Brien’s @kellyobrienart technique produces some beautiful lines - simple and clean. Smoking! #whiteart #dubaiartist #kellyobrienart #mydubai #artconsultant #chloe_charlotte_art #smoke #fire

This piece was one of a pair commissioned for The Address Boulevard Dubai :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 25. Paper, flame. ©2016 :: #paperartist #contemporaryart #kellyobrienart #commissionedart #hotelart #goldleaf #paleart #whiteart #dubai

My February Studio Update is out, available via the link in my bio above 👆👆👆featuring behind-the-scenes photos + new commissions ::: #studioupdate #paperartist #kellyobrienart #abundance2018 #commissionedart #hotelart https://buff.ly/2FCwyxH

This piece was one of a diptych commissioned via @SohoMyriad for Norwegian Cruise Lines Joy, the first NCL ship built for China. The pair was framed in gorgeous 4-inch deep hand-rubbed 24K gold frames. The client wanted as much bling as possible! :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 33. Paper, gold leaf, flame. 27.5 x 19.5 x 4.2 inches. ©2016 :: #paperartist #commissionedart #hotelart #galleryart #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart

This was one of my early burned paper pieces and has proven to be the most popular. Its various reincarnations include a book cover and recently a custom-crop for a large, multi-room hotel project. The original is safely tucked away with its collector (thanks, Mom!) :: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 7. Paper, gold leaf, ink, flame. 21.5 x 18 x 2.75 inches. ©2013 :: #paperartist #hotelart #galleryart #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart

This one took nimble fingers and lots of patience to create all those tiny burned edges. ::: Kelly M. O'Brien, Playing With Fire No. 54 (Edgy 8). Paper, spray paint, flame. 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches box framed. ©2017 ::: #paperartist #commissionedart #hotelart #galleryart #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #kellyobrienart

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