NEW AWARD: Best Piece by an Instructor Award at the 2017 Spruill Arts Student and Faculty Juried Exhibition.
BIG NEWS: From Maureen: "My trip to Alaska this summer as artist-in-residence was awesome! A visual feast of nature's beauty. My family and I spent two weeks in Juneau, the landlocked capital city, in a cabin on a secluded cove. The cabin was built by the first Governor of Alaska, Ernest Gruening, as a summer residence. His wife was a painter and the state uses this property each summer for its artist in residence program. Juneau is a glacial rainforest and as such, it was drizzling, misty or overcast most days but you quickly accept this as norm, don a raincoat and go about the day. When the clouds lift, the mountain views are majestic. From our cabin, we saw seine boats in the water, the occational salmon fisherman at the nearby salt chuck, bald eagles by the dozens and once, whales in the cove and a black bear watching us from the opposite riverbank. The people we met who had settled here were friendly and welcoming and from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Including Georgians. One of our first waiters was from Buford and later in the visit we saw him again at a pier with a car full of UGA and GT grads! In between sightseeing, I spent several days painting, invited a local plein air group to an impromput painting day, went halibut fishing and enjoyed an old fashioned, candy throwing, fourth of July parade in downtown Juneau. Of course it was raining for the holiday, but this didn't stop half the town from being in the parade and the other half lining the streets to watch along with hundreds of cruise ship tourists. One afternoon I was happy to meet an uncle and cousins for drinks at a local bar while they were in town for a port of call. Every time I travel, I'm reminded that the world is small, travel is easier than you think and how important it is to get a new perspective and inspiration as an artist. Look for a new series of contemporary paintings inspired by my trip to Alaska this fall. Thank you Alaska!"
Welcome and thank you for visiting Maureen Engle's website. She is known for her contemporary and abstract work. Color, emotion and energy are central to her work. She paints with brush and palette knife and enjoys experimentation. Trees are one of her favorite subjects, especially birch and southern pine. She paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor and collage and mixed media are sometimes incorporated into her pieces. Please check out her new 'In Situ Paintings' page of primarily commercial installations.
A native New Englander, Maureen spent a year in Provence, France after graduating from the University of Virginia. There, in love with the region, the culture and quality of life, she began to experiment with a loose and fresh approach to painting. To her, the joy of creating a painting is to capture the essence of the subject with energy and emotion.
Maureen was the artist chosen to do two large commissioned pieces representing the natural beauty in the vicinity of the new WellStar East Cobb Health Park: a painting of Sope Creek and one of Chattahoochee River Birches. Other clients include HGTV, Secretary and Mrs. Tom Price's 2012 Holiday Card, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell as well as other corporate clients.
Maureen is represented by Frameworks Gallery in Marietta, Web Marsteller in Atlanta, Wild Oats and Billy Goats in Decatur and Roswell and Sunshine Gallery in Watkinsville (Athens area). Maureen has been in juried exhibits including the Quinlan Art Center, Trinity School's Spotlight on Art, Cobb Museum's Metro Montage and the Atlanta Portrait Society as well as a guest artist at dk Gallery in Marietta.
A painting instructor at Spruill Art Center and Alpharetta Art Center, Maureen also conducts workshops and offers private instruction. She teaches oil and acrylic with palette knife and brush, watercolor, drawing and mixed media. See 'Classes and Workshop' tab above.
If you'd like to purchase a painting, Maureen is happy to direct you to the appropriate gallery, design center or to her own studio. She does commissioned pieces from small to very large in oil, acrylic, watercolor or mixed media- representational to pure abstract. If you see a painting you like and it has sold (*), she will be happy to create a piece for you with the understanding that it will be an original. Galleries will have more paintings than I've included in this website.
Maureen does portrait and event painting. Please contact her for more information and pricing.
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