|Born in Limerick, Ireland, now residing in Oxfordshire, Maureen warmed to drawing from an early age. She studied art at school and college, with the medium proving to be a keen interest throughout her life. However, with the responsibilities of raising a young family and the strenuous work routine and all of its commitments, her time for painting or drawing was limited to holidays.Maureen ran a successful HR Consultancy for a number of years but retired from the business a few years ago having made the decision to pursue her enduring passion for art. She joined a local art studio in Witney and began the journey that enabled her to explore different methods of art and to challenge her inhibitions.Maureen initially refined her skills as a Fine Artist, and has honed two complimentary styles; figurative and explorative. These have been explored through her love of the French and English landscapes of the surrounding countryside of La Rochelle in south-western France, where she occasionally resides and Oxfordshire. Her work has inspired her to produce paintings with depth, vivid colour and movement, applying paint directly onto canvas, with a palette knife or utilising any other tool that could prove necessary in portraying Maureen’s artistic vision.Throughout 2013 and leading into 2014, Maureen has galvanised the attention of the press and art-lovers, both on local and international circuits. Maureen’s work has been displayed at several galleries across Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, in addition to this her work has been sought after from private clients based in Ireland and Scotland, and as further afield as Qatar. The reception her work has received, has allowed her to garner press coverage from local papers such as The Oxford Times and The Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire Guardian. Maureen has also received invitations to partake in future exhibitions in New York and Italy, which will allow her to enhance her presence and exhibit her work to a wider international audience.
Quote from Art Weeks 10-18 May 2014 – “Terrific colour and energy. I wish I could take an armful of these away with me” – see more comments on events page.