Maura McGurk’s abstract paintings are influenced by the aesthetics of Italy: a sun-warmed palette that locates beauty in layers of weathered materials is used as an opening for personal expression. This warm, organic abstraction provides freedom to use color, texture, and found objects to suggest a story. Recently, Maura’s work has begun to feature gold leaf, influenced by Italy’s churches and artistic history.
Her work can be seen at the Museum of Motherhood in St. Augustine, FL and The Brooklyn Art Library.
She received her B.F.A from the University of Connecticut, and her M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Maura has taught art in US colleges and in Italy, worked as a sign painter, and currently designs websites.
Her studio is located in Seattle.