Maureen lives in Cambridge where she spends her time painting and teaching art to small groups in her studio.
Cambridge is a huge influence in her work. She loves the beautiful, historic city with its wide open spaces, great architectural buildings, old university traditions and cows. She adds the rich night skies, a shining moon, and a taste of Medieval Art to form the basis for her intricate, dream like paintings. She is a member of Cambridge Open Studios and Cambridge Drawing Society and exhibits with them regularly.
Maureen studied visual communication and worked for several years as a graphic artist/illustrator before qualifying rather late in life as an art teacher. Her background has influenced her work and she gets carried away with intricate detail using brushes, that are far too small, to delve into this whimsical world. A magic kind of realism. Recently Maureen became a reader at the Parker Library at Corpus Christi where she draws from the illuminated manuscripts. She is hoping to publish some kind of illustrated book based on her research in the future.