Opie and Linda O’Brien are mixed-media artists, authors and teachers, who enjoy pushing the envelope in myriad ways, using organic, recycled and found materials because they seem to have a voice that must be heard, a story that must be told, and a life that would otherwise be too soon forgotten. They consider themselves “caretakers of the mundane and the ordinary” and their unique offerings include jewelry, dolls, books, assemblage, collage, masks and more. They are project designers for several publishers, teach art workshops nationally, in Mexico and France and for two museums, based on many of the techniques in their book: Metal Craft Discovery Workshop. Their work has been featured in over 20 books, in several magazines including Belle Armoire, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Studio, Legacy, Handcrafted and the Craft Report as well as art galleries, museum gift shops and both group and solo shows. Opie, an artist and musician, attended SVA in N.Y.C., while Linda is self-taught.
New York transplants, they now live in Ohio on Lake Erie with their cat Angelus and his cat Angel.