The Hingham Library is pleased to be welcoming Sue O’Brien to the Clemens Gallery. Her exhibit, titled Waterside, opens on Saturday, Oct. 26. The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
O’Brien grew up in Connecticut and has always enjoyed art but never really pursued any art on her own. She graduated from Skidmore College with English and Business degrees and went immediately to Boston where she followed a career in retail for over 40 years. She worked for Jordan Marsh, Filenes and Gap,Inc., on both the merchandising and business sides. She has now officially retired and is planning to paint full time.
Through the last eleven years, O’Brien has found wonderful teachers at both the South Shore Art Center and the North River Arts Society. She says: “I have been lucky to find teachers who are both knowledgeable and generous in their help to new, emerging artists.”
She loves to use oil as her medium, loves color, and is most in her element when painting sea scenes, dune scenes and marsh scenes. She says: “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 love to paint! That much I have learned about myself in the last decade.”
Application to Exhibit
The Clemens and Dolphin galleries are now accepting applications for exhibiting in 2019. If you are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: