Maureen has been painting or involved in graphics most of her working life. Having been made redundant in 2002 she decided to fulfill a life ambition and apply for art school.
Maureen completed her studies for a BA (Hons) degree in fine art in 2005 she then went on to study for an MA in fine art at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) completing her studies in 2007.
Maureen had by this time changed her work considerably going from large paintings of the structures of flowers to abstract work called “either/or” which allowed the viewer to decide what the image meant to them.
Maureen’s current work (2011) is emerging from an interest in the visual conflict produced between rural and incongruous industrial sites. Paintings are developed in response from photographs taken on site and these become impressions of the reality.
Artists Website: www.maureentoomey.com