Maureen has been painting and working with different media since childhood. She began creating at five years of age. Maureen sold her first piece in first grade for .25 cents. Her rural upbringing influenced how she responds to nature, people and emotions, Maureen finds beauty in dirt, fields and studying day and night skies, which is representational in her art.
She studied at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Art, concentrating in graphic design, painting, metals, photography and English. Maureen has worked in commercial and graphic design. She teaches classes at Lilly Studios, a teaching studio in her home and across the country.
Maureen, an active member in her community, is the Director of Events and Marketing for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and volunteers. Maureen also uses her talent to assist various charitable organizations, like the Alzheimer’s Unforgettable Art Live Paint for ten years selling consistently in the top 10 out of 50 artists.
Maureen is a certified Golden Artists Educator. She has received award winning recognition for her work, been published in American Art Collector and shows in galleries and juried shows.