James M. O’Brien is an American artist born in 1989 who spent most of his life in rural New Hampshire. He was inspired by the British and American romantic landscape painters of the 18th and 19th centuries and began drawing and painting at an early age. O’Brien worked briefly in video editing and audio recording before shifting his focus to visual arts. He studied at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and earned his MFA in Visual Arts. He has exhibited his artwork in various places across the United States and internationally, and some of his works can be found in private collections around the world. O’Brien has also worked at the Currier Museum of Art and mentored at-risk youth through the Mayhew Program, teaching them about the visual arts and responsible fishing. He continues to teach and exhibit his work while also creating collaborative works with his children.