Peter O’Shaughnessy

We are sad to report the passing of Peter O’Shaughnessy, Exhibiting Member in Metal since 1975.

Peter O’Shaughnessy of Rockbridge County, VA, artist/blacksmith, adventuresome bicyclist, organic gardener, beloved life partner to Lindy Felix, compassionate friend, generous mentor, and man of gratitude, left his body peacefully on the evening of Sept. 9, 2019, at home in the company and care of loving friends and family.

Born to Isabelle Keith Britton and John O’Shaughnessy on Feb 20, 1946, Peter grew up with his brother Michael and his sister Kathie on their family dairy farm in Southwick Massachusetts. He came to this area in the early 1970s and began shaping a life based on his own callings; bringing to it a willingness to work hard, and to explore ideas and ways to utilize his curiosity and creativity allowing him to make and share beauty and delight through the hand-forged ironwork he made for nearly 50 years.

A Celebration of the Life of Peter O’Shaughnessy is in the planning, and will likely take place in later October of this fall. Details TBA.

Peter’s wishes for all who survive him would be to live with open-hearted love and forgiveness in your families and community. Shine Your Light, Follow your sweetest dreams, and Share LOVE freely … Be the Love.  Be the Light.