I'm an artist working in various mediums including paint, print and drawing.
portraiture has always been part of my practice and in 2010 when I joined flickr I became part of Julia Kay's Portrait Party. what a delightful, talented group of people from all walks of life, all drawing each other in all corners of the world! it changed my life in many ways, all for the better, too many to recount here but I've met quite a few of the artists in the 'real' world and hope to meet more as time goes on.
my participation in the portrait party has slowed up somewhat while my work in other areas has picked up. swings and roundabouts as they say here in England. it could all start going the other way, who knows?
thanks for looking.
- A.W.E. - Artistic Women of Exception (curated) 1,071 photos, 138 members
- ***AQUARELLE*** 432 photos, 60 members
- Artwork of Medical Facilities (Non-photographic) 482 photos, 56 members
- Home Inspiration 5,488 photos, 366 members
- Interiors Reference 5,814 photos, 338 members
- Londonist 338,299 photos, 7,853 members
- TV-Sketching 109 photos, 60 members
- Taking a line for a walk 591 photos, 27 members
- Abstract Art. 7,817 photos, 258 members
- Artist's Journal Workshop 15,647 photos, 1,019 members
- PAINTING FARMS AND BARNS 1,011 photos, 127 members
- Acrylic-Opolis 528 photos, 84 members
- Art - Drawing and Painting 423,515 photos, 17,342 members
- Painting isn't dead 514 photos, 396 members
- Painting with Acrylics 5,859 photos, 528 members
- Just Painting 3,290 photos, 188 members
- Drawn in 60 seconds 157 photos, 13 members
- Artists Without Borders 164,506 photos, 4,915 members
- iPad Sketch 20,644 photos, 452 members
- iPad, iPhone and iPod touch finger painters group 41,281 photos, 734 members
- PAINTING STILL LIFE 3,388 photos, 367 members
- Painting and Drawing Still Life. NO PHOTOGRAPHY please. 3,328 photos, 303 members
- Journey to somewhere 233 photos, 10 members
- Mixed Medium 1,452 photos, 62 members
- In Five Minutes 115 photos, 191 members
- Contour line drawings 1,106 photos, 28 members
- Linocut, a cutting-edge artform 469 photos, 152 members
- ! TON SUR TON ! = only 1 color/degradé per image 15,819 photos, 421 members
- The Lady of the Loo 13 photos, 9 members
- CHAIRISH 7,475 photos, 260 members
- The chair in your art 600 photos, 73 members
- Watercolor Paintings 9,445 photos, 447 members
- Watercolor Portraits 1,101 photos, 120 members
- painting watercolors 43,728 photos, 2,457 members
- watercolor 8,038 photos, 377 members
- Empty Chairs- Empty Souls (no invitations required) 335 photos, 158 members
- Group Portraits in your art, 2 or more persons on the image; no 11,000 photos, 578 members
- Lino Land 459 photos, 46 members
- Masterpieces from Memory 94 photos, 35 members
- Monotypes 564 photos, 98 members
- Mono Prints and Paintings 565 photos, 70 members
- Monoprints 1,298 photos, 202 members
- Printmaking with foam 81 photos, 12 members
- Guardian Art and design 215 photos, 119 members
- Canadian Artists from Everywhere 6,749 photos, 252 members
- The Making of Artwork 2,748 photos, 247 members
- Drawings Of Famous People 1,139 photos, 203 members
- PIFAL (Portraits of illustrious figures of the arts and letters. 2,547 photos, 143 members
- Painter's Group 18,035 photos, 934 members
- My Moleskine 52,683 photos, 4,601 members
jerry waese ★ says:
"Maureen's work has the special something which for the purpose of this testimonial I will call the "X" factor, because it gets to the crux of characterization, as well as design. In a sense, she has a gift of sharing what amounts to X-ray vision into the subject, and into art itself.
This is not something anyone gets for free, so while gifted with that special something "X", there is no question that Maureen has devoted a great energy into finding what others do not find, something that ties together the work of the "masters" to the work of her "Peers" and to the essence of her own work.
For Maureen's X-ray magic to occur, any marking method will do, from chopsticks to oil, crayon, to stone, I would be surprised if she did not make art out of staples and leather if they were at hand.
We are lucky that we do not need to wear lead garments in the face of Maureen's high powered ouvre, the X-Radiation is figurative, you will not suffer in the least by viewing her work, which usually is figurative in the sense that she can introduce you to the human form as easily as to a teapot, and once introduced, (by virtue of her x-ray eyes) you feel like you actually know the person she has paused to draw or paint.
And here I pause, and I recommend that you also pause, and spend more time with as many of her pieces as possible, because it will touch something inside of you, something ephemeral, potentially contagious, something that we might call 'X'."
April 25th, 2013
"It is always easy to favourite Maureen's portrait drawings.They leap dramatically from the page,with lively lines and something tangible about the sitter,captured, as if by magic."
June 22nd, 2012
- maureen nathan
- January 2010