There are not enough hours in a day to paint all that inspires me.  I feel very

lucky to be a woman artist living in Ventura, California, with her husband and

two kids.  Playing, surfing, walking, happy days at the beach with my family

has been the inspiration for all of my paintings.  The colors of the ocean, sky

and sand are teeming with beauty.  I try to get the viewer to see their everyday

surroundings with new eyes.  One painting leads to another.  I consider each

piece a character study. After taking a workshop with David Leffel, my new

medium is traditional oils.  In 2011, I had the opportunity to open the

Tina O'Brien Gallery at the Ventura Harbor and have changed it to the

Mermaid Gallery in 2016.  The gallery features our beautiful local beach scenes

and now, paintings of Mermaids!



Christina by the Beach