Maude McDonald

This Piece of Me, oil and acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 30″

Hard Bricks, oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″

Patchwork Memories,  oil on Canvas, 18″ x 36″

Liberation, acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Broken, oil and acrylic on canvas, 22″ x 28″

View from Within, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Vanity thy Fool, oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″

Finding Balance, oil on canvas, 20″ x 30″

Artist Statement:

Maude picked up her first paint brush at the age of eight… from a little wooden painter’s box received as a gift (which she still keeps in her studio).  Self taught until the age of 20, when she was accepted into the Museum of Fine Arts Academy in Houston.  She continued her studies in France and Holland.

Artists are mercurial.  Our two greatest motivators are joy and pain.

Emotion, perhaps more than visual stimulation, inspires her work.   She wants the canvas to speak of our awareness; be it pain, elation, humor, serenity, speculation or happiness.  Otherwise, it is nothing more than a piece of canvas with colorful brushstrokes.

Her work is immediately recognized by its strong composition and bold color.  Having studied and practiced all genres of art, she claims her own unique style is a blend of all her favorite aspects of each.

Sometimes a simple brush stroke articulates a volume of emotion.  Sometimes only the abstract can give voice to what I want to say. Sometimes I must spend days on a detail.

Her works hang in private homes and businesses throughout North and South America, Mexico and Europe, including governors in the U.S. and Mexico.  She has produced special commissions for events such as the Ballunar Festival at NASA.

Although her subjects and genre may change, she remains faithful to the “traditional styles and techniques”.

“Creativity is limited only by the imagination.”

Maude McDonald’s Website

2 responses to “Maude McDonald”

  1. ricardo says:

    Is nice see how you do something new and beautiful, I love your art and I can see how you are investigating always about art. Im between Las Vegas and Riverside, CA (I survive still). I miss the time at your gallery in Galveston, thankyou for everything. Att Ricardo Chicasalguero.

  2. Billf Murray says:

    Thank you I enjoyed them. Thought provoking.

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