Maureen has been painting and working with different media since childhood. She has always loved working with her hands and patiently began creating about the age of 5. Maureen sold her first piece of art in first grade for .25 cents, a layered collage of the tracings of her hands. Her rural upbringing influenced the way she responds to nature, people and emotions, always looking at the beauty around her from digging in the dirt, exploring the fields to carefully studying both day and night skies, all of which is representational in her work.
She studied at the University of Wisconsin, Stout and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Art, concentrating in graphic design along with painting, metals, photography and English. Maureen has worked in many commercial design areas as a graphic designer, agency director and more. She specializes in creating logos and marketing materials for small business and artists. She also designs jewelry which feature her abstract paintings embedded in neck pieces, earrings and rings and works in various metals including silver, copper and brass.
Maureen teaches art classes in her home studio, Lilly Studios, at various art leagues, art stores and institutes across the country and is a certified Art Educator through Golden Artist Colors. GAEP.
Maureen is an active member in her community and volunteers at FVAWL working with animals. Maureen also uses her talent to assist various charitable organizations, and has participated in the Alzheimer’s Unforgettable Art Live Paint for the past 10 years selling in the top 10 out of 50 artists.
Maureen has received award winning recognition for her work, has been published in American Art Collector and shows in galleries and juried shows.