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OM Art Designs is so named to represent the creative force behind human expression. The word OM gives voice to the vibrational sound of God.

Its melody invokes the presence of the divine and is the inspiration for the botanical artistry of Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, founder and director. Ms. Braida is a freelance, certified botanical artist and illustrator.

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Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano

Selected Private Collections, Commissions

  • Collection of South Florida Museum, Bradenton, Florida
  • Collection of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • Commissioned Art for the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Tolentino, Dominican Republic
  • Commissioned Art for Doña Sarah Bermudez, Dominican Republic
  • Commissioned Art for The Punta Cana Foundation, Dominican Republic
  • Commissioned Art for The Cornell Biodiversity Laboratory, Dominican Republic
  • Commissioned Art for Theodore W. Kheel, Esq., New York
  • Commissioned Art for Divine Science of the Soul, California
  • Commissioned Art for Mr. and Mrs. William H. Pratt, Connecticut
  • Commissioned Art for Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bashian, Connecticut
  • Commissioned Art for Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, Florida
  • Commissioned Art for Mr. and Mrs. William Asmundson, Florida
  • Commissioned Art for Internatinal Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, Florida
  • Collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pennyslvania
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wildenstein, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Easton, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Broder, New York
  • Collection of Drs. Paul Pervil and Paula Schwartz, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Sterman, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Geddith Smith, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Drapeau, New York
  • Collection of Drs. Thomas and Gina Colasunno, New York
  • Collection of Drs. Frank and Lehia Carroll, New York
  • Collection of Dr. Scott Hammer and Susan Lorch, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Siegbert and Margorie Lorch, England
  • Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Brian Cook, England
  • Collection of Mrs. Dianne Bibault, New York
  • Collection of Mrs. Teresa Lilly, New York
  • Collection of Mrs. Nancy Cirillo, New York
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ruggiero, Massachusettes
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Skinner, Washington
  • Collection of Robin Ren�e, Florida
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Chiusano, Pennsylvania
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Fuller, Vermont
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Fringer, Washington
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Howard, North Carolina
  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doe, Germany
  • Collection of Sandra Johnson, Florida
  • Collection of Mrs. Ellen Esposito, Florida
  • Collection of Ms. Mary Ellen O’Neil, Florida

Selected Botanical Art Exhibitions

  • LBKCA Annual Community Juried Exhibit. (Longboat Key, FL)*Award. 2013
  • 4th Annual Art Contest Artavita.*Award.2012
  • Botanical Paintings of O.M.Braida.Solo Exh.Conservation Fndtn Gulf Coast.(Osprey,FL).2012
  • Natural Connections. O.M.Braida, Marie Selby Botanical Garden (Sarasota, FL). 2011
  • Nature Naturally. University Kentucky Arboretum (Lexington, KY). 2010
  • Longboat Key Art Center Juried Ringling College of Art. (Sarasota, FL). 2009
  • Green, Juried Art Exhibit. Art Center Sarasota.*Award (Sarasota, FL). 2009
  • Seeing Florida, Arts Center Sarasota (Sarasota, FL). 2009
  • Masquerade, Mystery & Mischief, Art Center Sarasota (Sarasota, FL). 2009
  • O.M. Braida Botanicals on Exhibit at Ursus Rare Books & Prints. (New York NY). 2008-09
  • Today’s Botanical Artists – On Exhibit at East End Books. (East Hampton, NY). 2008
  • The Academy of Botanical Art –The Spirit of Nature, Unity Church of Sarasota. (Sarasota, FL). 2008
  • Extraordinary Visions – The Natural World, Design Impressions Gallery Solo Exhibition (Sarasota, FL). 2007-08
  • Flora, Fauna, & Fine Art, Fogle Fine Art Gallery. (Jacksonville, FL). 2007-09
  • Marie Selby Botanical Garden, Selby Mansion, Academy of Botanical Art. (Sarasota, FL). 2007
  • Private Showings, Fine Art Botanicals @ Studio 20. Solo Exhibition. (Sarasota, FL). 2007
  • Open Studio Event at the Studio OM Braida. Fine Arts Society Creators & Collectors Art Tour. (Sarasota, FL). 2007
  • Academy of Botanical Art in Exhibit, OM Braida & Instructors, Manatee Cty Agric Museum. (Palmetto, FL). 2007
  • Examples of Botanical Field Study. Florida Society of Botanical Artists. (Palma Sola Botanical Park, FL). 2007
  • “Seven” – Exhibition of Seven Nature Artists. South Florida Museum. (Bradenton, Florida). 2006-07
  • Marie Selby Botanical Garden Instructor Exhibit, Selby Mansion. (Sarasota, Florida ). 2006
  • International Traveling Exhibit from the Hunt Collection to Museums & Galleries. 2005-07
  • 11th Int’l Exhibit of Botanical Art & Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. (Pittsburgh, PA)  2004-2005
  • The Garden Club of America Annual Conference, Marie Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, FL, 2004
  • Botanical Paintings of O.M. Braida, Tamarack Gallery (Naples, FL). 2003
  • Sarasota Art Center (Sarasota, FL). 2002
  • The Botanical Art of OM Braida, Collectors Gallery, (Venice, FL). 2002
  • The Botanical Paintings of Casa Guayacán, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 2002
  • Annual Art Exhibition, White Plains Woman's Club, NY. Juried. 2001.
  • Eighteenth Annual Maplebrook Art Show, Amenia, NY. Juried. 2001.
  • Regional Invitational Series. Rye Arts Center. Rye, NY. 2000.
  • Botanical Art Exhibition. Noel Fine Art Gallery. Bronxville, NY. Invitational. 2000.
  • The Lure of the Garden. Four Speaker Symposium w/ Solo Exhibition. New Canaan Nature Center. 2000.
  • Botanical Artists of the ASBA. An Exhibition. The Gingertree Gallery. Invitational. 2000.
  • Krasdale Foods Art Gallery Exhibition, White Plains, New York. Invitational. 2000.
  • Open Studios Event. Westchester Arts Council. White Plains, New York. Juried. 1999.
  • Illustrations of Nature. Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, New York. Juried. 1999.
  • Renditions of Nature: Traditional to Abstract. Ossining Arts Council, Ossining, New York. Invitational. 1999.
  • Nature, Naturally. Greenburg Town Hall, Greenburg, New York. Juried. 1998.
  • Focus on Nature V and VI. New York State Museum, Albany, New York. Juried. 1998, 2000
  • Women’s Club of White Plains Annual Art Exhibition. White Plains, New York. Juried. 1997, 1998.
  • 37th and 38th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show. Armonk, New York. Juried. 1998, 1999.
  • Say It With Flowers. Carroll-Condit Gallery, White Plains, New York. Four Person Invitational. 1998.
  • 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Fine Arts Museum of Long Island.*Award (Hempstead, New York). 1997.
  • Interpretations of Botanical Art. Muscoot Farms, Somers, New York. Six Person Invitational. 1997.
  • Annual Art Show. Empire State College, State University of New York. Invitational. 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • The Annual Rose Exhibit. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York. Juried. 1996,1997.


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