imageMarisa Martin describes the rise of “mega-talented Christian artist Michael O’Brien.”

imageThrough decades of painting, O’Brien’s art alters slightly but is still quickly recognizable, a type of roughened and modern iconography or Bible illustration in the best sense. Brilliant colors, simplicity of composition with only a figure or two, signify his works. The faces and edges are usually soft with dreamlike flattened landscapes behind them. His portraits of Christ often bear a likeness to the Shroud of Turin or older icons, which seem to have been influence by the relic.