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Maureen Stavola

Maureen Stavola

I am inspired by the colors and patterns in nature and seek to capture its beauty and create the emotions that they invoke. I strive for an understated approach and a restrained balance of form and color without any single overpowering feature. I work in oils and prepare my canvas by layering color upon color and texture upon texture until I am satisfied with the result. I feel fortunate to not only know what my calling and my talent is, but to be able to live it.

I am self-taught and have had the hon_or of studying at the Incammanati School in Philadelphia, a_s well as, attending numerous workshops. I have also had the good fortune of wonderful-acclaimed teachers. My influences include: Wolf Kahn, Ann Packard, Edward Hopper, David Hockney and Richard Diebenkorn. I travel among New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida and Nantucket and my art is displayed at the galleries in each state.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Henry Thoreau