STORY & PHILOSOPHY
Maureen is a vibrant and passionate full-time artist who has been creating and selling her serene oil paintings for the past 24 years. In addition to that, she has been the instructor for private "sip and paint" acrylic painting parties at client's houses, and she recently started a "Brush with Life" blog-style column for the Susquehanna County Independent.
She thoroughly enjoys bringing breathtakingly beautiful imagery to life on canvas. Her passion is to create pieces that connect with the viewer, evoking emotions, and creating such a personal and meaningful experience that they would be welcome in any home, office, private or public institution. She especially enjoys the collaboration process of commissioned work and welcomes every opportunity with open arms and heart.
Her current clientele includes both local admirers, as well as a large number of worldwide private collectors. Canvas sizes range from 4 inches to 4 feet and the breadth of content is just as extensive. Her subject matter includes portraits of people and pets, as well as beautiful landscapes and buildings.
Maureen studied under the tutelage of Steven Coley at Coley's Studio of Fine Arts in Waverly, Pennsylvania. Her works have been accepted into several juried art shows, including The Butternut Gallery in Montrose, PA, The B & B Art Gallery in Clarks Summit, PA, Cloud Croft Studios in Owego, NY, The Gathering Place Gallery in Clarks Summit, PA, and The Endless Mountains Council of the Arts in Tunkhannock, PA. Her paintings can be seen on permanent display in a number of local businesses in Susquehanna County, such as the Trehab Center, Pro Care Rehabilitation Center, The Rosemont Bed and Breakfast, NBT Bank, and The Endless Mountains Hospital. She has been featured in several print publications such as Pennsylvania Magazine, Connections Magazine, The Press and Sun Bulletin, The Scranton Times, The Independent, The Abington Journal, Forest City and Upper Valley Advantage, The Times Leader, North Branch Arts Paper, The Carbondale News, The Mulligan Shopper, and the Weekender. Other art shows she has been asked to be a part of include the Roberson Center in Binghamton, NY, The North Branch Art Tour, The Starrucca House in Susquehanna, PA, Shadowbrook Inn and Resorts, The Fern Hall Inn and Scottish Golf Course, The Waverly Community House, The Center for Anti-Slavery House, The Montrose House, The Endless Mountains Gift and Gallery Shop, the Blueberry Festival, The Montrose Courthouse, The Moscow Art Show, Saint Ann's Basilica in Scranton, PA, Pure Pennsylvania Gallery and Store, The Chocolate and Wine Festival at Saint Paul's Church in Montrose, Ardee's Restaurant in Falls, PA, Salt Springs State Park, The Oakdale Mall, The Saint Joseph's Arts and Spirits Show, and The Victorian Restaurant in Montrose.
Maureen takes an active interest in her community and her craft. She serves as the treasurer for two artistic organizations: The Hill Country Artists and The Artists' Open Studio Tour. She takes part in several local fundraiser shows and projects, such as The Blueberry Festival, the VFW Fundraiser for Veteran's Families, and The Artists' Open House Weekend, which allows her the privilege and opportunity to donate a portion of her sales to several local charities, including The Friends of Salt Springs, The Woodbourne Sanctuary, True Friends Animal Shelter, The Susquehanna County Library, The Montrose Adult School, and The Florence Shelley Preserve.
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