About the Artist

Tessa Greene O’Brien was born in mid-coast Maine in 1982, and returned to Maine in 2004, where she currently resides in South Portland. She graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in Fine Art, and received her MFA from Maine College of Art in 2016. O’Brien and her partner, artist Will Sears, manage a studio collective called Base Camp Studios, and co-run the Portland Mural Initiative, a public art project pairing contemporary painters with wall painting opportunities around the state.