Lawrence R. O'Leary Jr. Fine Art

Fine art of Lawrence R. O'Leary Jr.

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June Contest guess what i named the painting and win a glicee

This is the new painting, guess the name by the end of the month and win the Giclee signed and numbered #1 a $95.00 print.

Just click on the facebook link and make your guess.

Clues and riddles will be added regularly. Only one guess per day please.

Good luck but above all have fun. My cancer did not go away after my last group of treatments so I will be painting and having fun with the contest. Doctor told me just to enjoy the summer, my boat, my art and my guitar and we will revisit my option in 3 months.

Clue number 1

The title is three letters long

May Contest

The first clue The first clue or riddle will be posted on May 1,2018 and will continue until a winner is chosen.

I will have the name of this and who ever guesses it will receive the exclusive signed number one Giclee, I only make 25 of them.

You will then receive the prize and be recognized here on my fine art site as the winner and noted as a collector in possession of the number one print.

or riddle will be posted on May 1,2018 and will continue until a winner is chosen.

I will have the name of this and who ever guesses it will receive the exclusive signed number one Giclee, I only make 25 of them.

You will then receive the prize and be recognized here on my fine art site as the winner and noted as a collector in possession of the number one print.

Wickford Art Gallery Going Green Show

My piece ” Freedom of the Phoenix” has been juried into this months exhibit.

Open reception was May 25 2018 for the month of May into June

Stop in and check it out, many beautiful pieces.

The piece is in my web selection Abstracts

Still life added today

Still life in oil



I am honored and blessed to be juried in again this year to paint this years painting in the Wickford Art Gallery 2018 Poetry and Art publication.

I was chosen last year in 2017 as well and a poet wrote a poem to my piece titled. ” The Journey”  that can be seen in my surreal category here on my site.

It was an amazing experience!  the 2017 publication can be purchased from the Wickford Art Gallery 401-294-6840. If you call and order one of the books I will go there and sign it for you before it is shipped to you. The cost is $25.00

There are a wonderful group of artists from many different medias that have wonderful poems written to their works.

This year is different.The process has been reversed,  I was provided a poem and will paint a piece that represents my interpretation of the poem. I am pretty excited.

I have received my poem on May 1st and have already created several primarily sketches about the poem.

I can not expose the poem yet as on the day of the opening I meet the poet and present the artwork. It is an amazing spirit filled event. I hope that my friends here can attend.

It will be in September 2018 I can tell you that the poem is Native American inspired. I could have actually used this months piece, but it is already sold. The artwork has to be available for purchase and presentation on the day of the presentation.

Stay connected to get dates and times as well as seeing the work posted here after the presentation.


May contest. Name the art and win.


Well, here is the new contest. This piece is sold, thank god for my collectors you are amazing and can see the spirit that I put into each piece. It is helping so much with my medical costs as I fight the evil demon of  cancer

Please everyone have fun as it does’nt cost anything and you could win a $95.00 Giclee.

People have been wining in less than nine days, i am making this one a little more challenging.

OK here it is and the first clue is that it is connected to the motif of my works. Just click on the facebook link or go to face book lawrence oleary jr fine art to make your guess. You get one guess per day. I will respond yes or no. Please have fun with this, I  will continue with contests each month as long as people want to play. Have fun


Enjoy the process.

Clue # 1

Also a clue if you have read this far. ”  a piece of my spirit goes into everything that  I paint”

Clue #2

There is a common theme to this artists creative process. This can be discovered through the names and stories of many of his works.

Clue #3

The title is more than three words long and less than seven.

Clue #4

Norman Greenbaum

Clue #5

Rite of Passage

Clue #6

There are five words to this title.

The letters are not in order but are as follows


Clue #7


It is time to go young man, when you return you will be a brave.

We have a winner!

Judy Salvadore figured out the final riddle. This was a tough one. She has played diligently over the past two months and was only one word off each time. She did an amazing job as this was the hardest one yet. If you know her please congratulate her. I will be awarding her the Giclee print signed and numbered one. I only make 25. I intentionally made this one difficult to make it fun and to see who would hang in there till the end. There were only five days left before it was over.

I constantly add small stories to my works here on my site, especially my abstracts and how I am inspired to paint them. As many know much of my works are about journey and voyages. I am a very spiritual person and seriously put a piece of my spirit in each work that I do. I feel that a piece of my spirit will live in the homes and hearts of each person who has one of them. I have been doing a surreal or abstract one month and then a realism piece. June I will put my currently finished piece on for the “name the painting” contest. I was going to stop but was glad to hear that people still want to play. I also did not have the ability to share my face book contest with your friends. I now have changed that so all of your friends can play. Good luck. The original of this piece sold and now lives in the Stockton collection. I am very pleased as that collector is a very spiritual person with a wonderful vision on life.

The clues should now all make sence to you.

When a person is in search of his or her spirit animal they go on a spirit quest in the Native American tradition. I always found this wonderful and actually apply it to my life. My spirit animal is White Wolf.

I am not Native American but have immensely enjoyed my education while in a relationship with Joan Pacheco of Olde Allen Farm who held sweat lodges and Native American ceremony at her farm for many years. I was amazed and enlightened by the folks that I met while experiencing that  in the late 1990’s. She is now a survival, herbal and wildlife instructor trained with Tom Brown. Many of my works are guided by those spiritual journeys.


Here is the painting it is a 18×20 and this original oil now lives in the Stockton collection.

April Contest Winner Lisa Fournier

April Contest $95.00 Glicee we have a winner

by Lawrence | Mar 28, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

There was such a great response from my first “guess the title of the artwork” in March that i have just finished another painting to name.

Click on the link to Face Book on this page and make your guess. Read to the bottom of this post to get all riddles and clues.

One guess per day. A new clue is provided each day on this posting page. You must make your guess on Facebook.

The painting can be viewed here and on facebook.

Now for the first clue. The painting is a title that is six words long. I will provide one letter to each word each day and often a clue as to the composition of the work. This composition does depict the chosen name and once discovered you will be amazed. I created this as I am fairly confined to my studio as I battle this cancer and go through radiation. I have to stay away from social gatherings because of being vulnerable to getting sick from social interaction with cold and flu. It was all cut out in Feb of 2017 but came back. I came up with this contest in March to stay connected and have some fun.

Good luck my friends but more importantly have fun.

Clue 1. six words one of them is of posted March 28,2018

“_________________  ____  ____________________    ___    _________________  _________________”

Clue 2 posted March 29,2018

Riddle: As the mountains grow many things are observed.

Six words one of them is “the” and another word is “of”

“________________  ___ ______________ _____ __________  _______”

Clue 3 posted March 30,2018

Riddle: Mountains never die they just watch time go by

“___________ the ________ _____ _____ _______”

Clue 4 posted March 31,2018

Riddle: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall each year the valley sees them all.

“_______ the _______ of _______  _________

Clue 5 posted April 1,2018

Riddle: One thing that remains constant is change

“_______ the_______ of ________ _S________

Clue 6 posted April 2,2018

All along the watch tower

“______ the C________of__________ S_________

Clue 7 posted April 3,2018

Riddle: Bob Gaudio

______ the   C______ of   T________  S___________


Congratulate Lisa Fournier with the guess “Watching the Change of the Seasons”

Lisa informed me that she would diligently look for each days clues and search my web site to see how I think and come up with names of my works and when she found out that the last clue was the writer of the four seasons she got it. Three other players also got the name on that day but Lisa was the first to post it. Others were so close. Reading the guesses of the other players and my replies to them was also beneficial to her hard work in this contest.

She stated that she would use google search on some of the clues and share her ideas with friends for their input. Lisa, you determination has paid off. Your Giclee will be awarded soon as they are being made. It will .be signed and numbers as number one. I only make 25 prints at $95.00 each. The original painting sells for $2,600.00 unframed. it is 18×24


My composition thought process and how I came up with clues and Riddles.

The last clue was the writer for the four seasons.

Jimmy Hendrix song All along the Watch Tower was the man in the mountain clue.The others now speak for themselves.

I painted a face in the mountain and some folks saw that right away. I was surprised, Thus the clue song of Jimmy Hendrix “all along the watch tower”

In this piece the mountain watches the changes of the seasons and when player Judy guessed mountain watching I thought, hey that would have also been a great name.

So the mountain watches and I painted the four seasons in all parts of the painting from the snow on the mountain for Winter to the bright green and flowers or Spring and Summer and then finally the colors of fall in some of the leaves.

Thanks for playing everyone. I will have another panting for May. I will post it early but only post the clues and riddles starting May 1, 2018

With that said click on the Facebook link and like the piece then you will get the first time that I post a clue on May 1st.



Me and My Muse

My wonderful boy and myself live and paint on my boat in my boat studio. He is such a gem.

This photo is compliments of photographer Pauline Lessard who also has provided me with the photos for the piece. “Winter Solitude at the Docks”

He keeps me filled with love and happiness as well as artistic inspiration. I have never had an animal that I am so close to,and i have been very close to all of my pets in my life. I always had two while I was employed so that when I had to travel or go away for the day they had each other to play with. I built a very large house for us all at the time.

Kibo spent  much of last year in the hospitals and nursing homes while I battled my cancer surgery and infection complications and is now battling for me again as it has returned and we are trying to destroy the demon of cancer.

I am astonished at how many of my very close friends are also survivors. It is their friendship and understanding that fills me with hope but it is my Kibo who has kept me alive. There were times when I may have given up last year if it had not been for his caring love looking me in the eyes. I could not leave him so I fought harder. A dog is the only animal that will love you more than it loves itself. I share that back with him.

I do love living on my boat with him and he is my service dog. We are never apart. He is highly trained and has an extensive vocabulary. Trained both for disabled vets as well as four semesters at Community College of RI as  pet assisted therapy. I have been painting since the early 1960’s and now paint full time.

As my life has taken a turn for retirement, disability from agent orange and illness the simplicity of life now has been a blessing. Kibo works hard for me and it paid back big time with love, personally cooked meals and daily exercise playing with all of his special friends at the dog park. He absolutely loves the dog park and visits with our friends who have dogs. He is quite a social butterfly and my constant muse to create my art.

Wickford Art Gallery with my model

April 4 we submitted the three portraits of Kibo for jury and exhibition to the Wickford Art Gallery.

Stop in to check out the show this month.

All of the folks there are so awesome. Kibo looks forward to their hugs each time we go. He knows when we are a mile away because he starts to get so excited.

Photo compliments of Judy Salvador

42nd Annual Art Exhibit Conanicut Island Art Association

Opening reception Wednesday July 20th 2016 6pm to 8 pm.

Exhibit Hours July 21st thru July 24th 10am – 4pm

41 Conanicus Ave (East Ferry) Jamestown, RI

Three originals and twelve prints on exhibit by artist Lawrence R. O’Leary Jr.

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