Posts Tagged ‘Acrylic painting’

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A Big Week

April 8, 2013

In one week recently, four of my paintings found lovely new homes. My portrait of Abe Lincoln (read more about its backstory here) now hangs above the desk of a businesswoman from Brooklyn. In Secret went to a home in Manhattan and, in a neat turn of events, surprised a visitor who had seen it [...]

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July is for Patriotism, and for Giving Back, Says Artist

May 26, 2011

July is shaping up to be a charitable month for Maura McGurk; she will donate 10% of proceeds from her art exhibition about anti-gay bullying to The It Gets Better Project, and donate an original artwork which will be auctioned off in support of the New Bedford Art Museum. It Gets Better will promote McGurk’s [...]

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Before and After, Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"

New Anti-Gay Bullying Painting

May 24, 2011

This painting, part of my series against gay bullying, is called Before and After. Tyler Clementi and the other teens who have committed suicide because of bullying are still on my mind, especially after recent legal action on his case these past couple of weeks related to his former roommate and hallmate. Also, I’m in [...]

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A Hard Day’s Work

May 18, 2011

Yesterday was a good day. I got up early and got dressed pretty quickly, because I wanted to hurry in and get going on a painting that had been unfinished for too long. I worked on it all day, pushing and pulling, alternately struggling and rejoicing at what was happening in front of me on [...]

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Artist’s Statement: Gay Bullying

April 4, 2011

My current abstract paintings are inspired by the suicides of several teenaged boys in fall 2010, who were bullied for being gay.  The multi-layered paintings use a colorful but unsettling palette of yellow-greens, pinks, purples, reds, and blacks.  Some figurative elements emerge, particularly spindly or cartoonish legs which suggest vulnerability. Expressive bursts of drawing come [...]

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Maura McGurk Selected as climate/gallery Featured Artist

October 2, 2010

Maura McGurk was chosen as a Featured Artist of climate/gallery based on submission of her painting Lament. This painting was part of the exhibition NEVER THINK small and was judged by Kathy Murphy, publisher of Modern Painters Magazine, as one of the Best in Show. McGurk said the work was inspired in part by her [...]

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