Judy O’Brien was raised in the northeast and attended Art Career School in New York City, after which she became a commercial artist with an advertising firm. She went on to freelance and later taught children’s art before she headed south with her husband and devoting herself to creating fine art. Her love of the ocean and the beach has greatly influenced her work. When not in the studio, she can often be found at the beach looking for treasures and inspiration. O’Brien’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.