Maureen was born in Swift Current Saskatchewan and spent many years farming grain near the prairie village of Girvin with her husband and growing family. It is during this time that she developed her love of painting in Oils. She was inspired by the Big Sky landscape and the soft ochre palette of the rippling grain fields. A move then took her to Caribou Lake BC in 1981 where she and her husband cleared their rural forest property to build a home. Maureen found Art a release from the physical work of construction and she traded painting prairie landscapes for the more wild mountain and forest scenery. Eventually she was fortunate to winter in Mesa Arizona and there furthered her art education and exploration of oil painting. In Mesa she felt the freedom to paint whatever subject caught her attention. She was particularly inspired by the warm colour of the desert landscape and her art work adopted this feeling while there. In 2003 she moved to Penticton and joined Matheson & Grove Fine Art. Maureen has found a new love in rendering paintings of classic cars and trucks as well as the gorgeous south Okanagan landscape.