Maureen Gillespie

Maureen is a visual artist who is driven to paint things that capture her eye; in most cases the inspiration comes from Sea and Landscapes.  She has exhibited in and around the Cotswolds, Ireland and France at various galleries and exhibitions.

She studied Art to A ‘level at school, but is otherwise self-taught. She has attended a number of tutorials/workshops over the years to develop her skills.

Maureen was also a qualified finalist with two pieces of her work at The Posey Tude Gallery in Oxford.

Maureen started out working in acrylics but now works mostly in oils and pastel, she loves the effect these mediums can bring to a painting.

She has two distinct styles and prefers to use a variety of techniques to obtain the end result. Many of her figurative works are done using brushes, however for abstract work she likes to use pallet knife, fingers or sponges to gain the desired effect.  

Capturing ideas and images en plein air with sketches and photos is all part of her desire to execute a well planned painting. In doing so, Maureen hopes to convey her thoughts and feelings about the subject to the viewer.

She loves to walk usually with Billie, her faithful and cheeky Jack Russell. The pleasure she derives by spending time in her studio in Oxford, listening to music and producing work is extremely satisfying, constantly striving to capture the ‘perfect painting’. Whether it is a moody sky, crashing waves or the lush countryside and wild flowers, this is what she loves.

Following a submission of her work in 2015, Maureen was awarded a two week ‘Artist Residency’ at Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskillings, Co Kerry Ireland.

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