James M. O’Brien is an avid outdoorsman who has spent the majority of his time living among the rural New Hampshire and Hudson Valley scenery. O’Brien was inspired by the British and American romantic landscape painters of the 18th and 19th centuries.
In 2007, he began his studies at the New Hampshire Institute of Art graduating four years later, summa cum laude. O’Brien soon began exhibiting his work across the New England Area and taking on commissioned projects across the United States focusing on landscape. An interest in academic draftsmanship and classical painting led him to briefly join the Ingbretson Atelier in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he studied for two years within the Boston School Tradition. In 2017 O’Brien earned his masters degree in, Visual Arts, from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
James O’Brien now lives on a large tract of land in Dunbarton, New Hampshire where his wife (an avid naturalist and artist), explore the diverse New England landscape, and study the native wildlife.