Articles by Olivia O'Keeffe

Final exhibition by Makeblijde

I’m currently exhibiting 11 new paintings in Makeblijde. This exhibition consists of 4 women artists living in Houten. My fellow exhibitors are Shuen-Li Spirit, Anja Grondman en Puja Sonneveld. To exhibition is open weekdays under office hours.  For a personal tour of the exhibition, please contact me for an appointment. This is the final exhibition at Makeblijde before they close their doors the end of this year.

Link to Makeblijde, click here.

 

Representation by New York gallery Agora

2018 promises to be a good one, with kick-starting the Makeblijde 2017 1year by signing with my dream gallery: Agora Gallery, situated in Chelsea, Manhattan. The collaboration includes taking part in the renowned art fair:  Artexpo New York, April 19th – 22nd 2018.

Followed by a group exhibition in Agora Gallery, May 22nd-June 12th. With the opening night on Thursday May 24th at 6pm. More details will follow. All are welcome.

Paintings

I have divided my paintings into four categories. Whether its a landscape,  a person, a close-up, nature, or an abstract painting, certain elements are universal in my work. These include the light intensity which could be described as being dramatic. Also a sense of motion and energy are a constant fascination. Hope you enjoy browsing through the various categories.

Abstract 2007-2009

Recent Abstract 2016-2019

 

Commissions

Here are examples of paintings and murals created on commission for individuals. During the initial consultation a client gets to share his/her ideas for the commissioned work.  I then share ideas and give suggestions relating to content, size, colour, impact, style etc. A price estimate can be given at this stage. The price of the mural or canvas painting will depend on the size and complexity of the image.  I then create a number of sketches which the client can later make a choice from. Then with much joint discussion the final plans are drawn up before the execution of the commissioned art work. For an estimate contact me at Olivia_o_keeffe@hotmail.com

Sue

This client liked  both initial sketches so much, that they wanted both but then in a smaller size and in such a way that the paintings could work together as a diptych.

 

Mieke's schilderij

This painting was created from a combination of images and fantasy to combine the three elements of a Dutch sand dune, climaxing wave and an exciting sky.

painting Donegal (1)

This painting was based on photos from the client, taken at a beach in Ireland where the client’s husband proposed.