Cheri O’Brien is a Pacific Northwest native, an artist since the age of five.  She is inspired by finding humor in beauty and the beauty of humor.



   At first glance, her colorful, narrative paintings seem to be whimsical reflections of her surroundings, family and several muses.      A closer look reveals the layers of meaning, sometimes a pernicious sense of humor exposed.     Her work is in public and private collections throughout Washington State and beyond.  For the past 6 years, she has entered the public art realm creating fused painted glass commissions and in 2009 was awarded an $110,000 Community Transit commission for the SWIFT RTA bus route.  This 160′ of work was created out of concrete.