Patrick O'Brien's striking paintings capture the glory and the grandeur of the age of sail.
Patrick was a draftsman in a naval architecture firm before becoming an artist in 1985. In 2003 he entered the marine art field, and his first entry to the prestigious Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition won an Award of Excellence. He has won the Museum Purchase Award from The Mystic Seaport Museum, and the National Maritime Historical Society has awarded Patrick with their Outstanding Service Award for his body of artwork.
In 2010 the U.S. Naval Academy Museum mounted an exhibition entitled The Maritime Art of Patrick O'Brien, featuring 28 oil paintings by the artist. Patrick's paintings have been used four times on the cover of Naval History magazine, published by The U.S. Naval Institute, and he was the subject of a four-page cover article in Sea History magazine, published by the National Maritime Historical Society.