The Naples Depot Museum is pleased to present Through My Eyes, paintings of Naples and the Everglades by local artist Kevin O’Brien on display August 5- October 24, 2015. The free wine and cheese reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museums, will be open to the public and held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm.
Kevin O’Brien is a third generation artist who drew inspiration from his mother and grandmother. Raised in Rocky Neck, Cape Ann, Massachusetts, the oldest, still working Art Colony in the U.S., O’Brien had the opportunity at an early age to appreciate and develop his skills from some of the finest artists. Having spent the last 40+ years in Southwest Florida, O’Brien has had a successful culinary career, displaying his artistic abilities with award winning tallow sculptures, ice carvings and food presentations at some of the finest hotels and country clubs in the area.
Kevin O’Brien’s art displays an innate creativity that blends the light and colors of Southwest Florida into his preferred artistic mediums of acrylics, oils, gauche and watercolors. Through My Eyes uses the natural beauty of our local landscapes to capture the spirit of living in this tropical paradise. The pieces have been completed both in Plein Air and at his studio, slowly capturing the essence of time and color within each composition. O’Brien states that, “To be surrounded by all of this beauty, I am inspired! I only hope that my ART communicates the same sense of peace to the viewer that I experience during its’ creation.”
Set in Naples’ first passenger train station, the restored Naples Depot Museum takes visitors back to Florida’s railroading heydays of the Roaring Twenties and tells how technology and transportation helped Naples grow from a village of 300 souls to today’s glittering Gulf Coast resort.
For more information about the Naples Depot Museum’s Through My Eyes by Kevin O’Brien, please contact the museum at (239) 262-6525 or visitwww.colliermuseums.com/exhibits