Maura McGurk, Painter, New York
As most of our followers know, all of us at the Studio have a soft spot for various charities, both locally and nationally. Maura’s work moved us not only because of her artistic talent but because her work promotes love, acceptance and tolerance and supports LGBT youth by taking a stand against the bully epidemic, especially gay bullying. If there was ever a time to believe that art has the power to change the world this would be a start. Maura’s most recent work is the first in a series of four exhibits which is organized by A Purpose for Art, whose goals also include promoting and supporting local artists and further educating the public on bullying and the NY Anti-bullying Act.
Maura’s work demonstrates a magnificent use of color and texture. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and is working on an exhibition for the Museum of Motherhood in New York City. She has exhibited her paintings at various venues in New York, New England, and Italy. One of Maura’s sketchbooks toured the United States and can be seen as part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
For more on Maura’s work visit her on the web.