"I have always loved art since I was very little and started painting in oils when I was only 10 years old and never looked back. No matter what I do in life it has to be creative in nature. My day job was owning a beauty salon where my creativity could be expressed in hair when I couldn’t paint.
I love nature and I have a passion to create beauty though my work. I find creating art of any kind a transcendent experience that fills my soul like no other. I can lose myself for hours all the while living in the moment. Art frees the soul to soar higher by connecting heaven and earth.|
-Roxan O' Brien
Roxan O' Brien is the author of “Colored Pencil on Copper Jewelry”, a self-taught bead artist who has a background in oil painting, silversmithing, enameling, and chasing and repoussé with over 30 years of experience in the jewelry field. She studied jewelry design and metal work at Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pennsylvania.
As founder of the Central Pa. Bead and Jewelry Society a nonprofit organization, she has created a place where jewelry artist can find workshops and support for their craft. She is the first bead embroider to reach juried status from the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She sells her work in galleries, and art and craft shows throughout the east coast. She teaches jewelry classes in Pennsylvania and east coast.
Roxan lives and works from her studio in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania where she produces original designs. Her style is an elegant example of unique design, color and texture in the form of wearable art. Her sense of color combinations, depth of design, space, and attention to details makes her one of the leading artist in her field. She takes from nature, tries to improve on it and has a passion to create beauty through her work. She finds creating jewelry a transcendent experience which fills her soul like no other.