Meet Maureen Brodsky, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!
Maureen Brodsky is a Missouri painter of mystery and romanticism with a touch of the foreboding. Her watercolors are painted in transparent and gouache colors. Her technique reflects her admiration and study of the English Watercolor Movement. Her work has been shown and sold online for many years. In 2005, Carnegie-Mellon University’s College of Fine Art selected one of Maureen’s paintings for the Centennial Exhibition honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of the College of Fine Arts and featuring distinguished alumni.
Originally pursuing a graphics career, she served as art director at Irene Pasinski and Associates and worked at the Pittsburgh Animators. Following a move to Chicago, she began teaching at the College of Lake County and the Suburban Fine Arts Center. She served on the Illinois Citizens’ Commission for Arts Education.Drawn by the landscape of her childhood, she returned to the Saint Louis area and has taught for the Saint Louis Art Museum and Saint Louis Community College.
In addition to a major focus on abandoned farm land, she has focused on painting millennial models in the burlesque/entertainment industry in the city. The Leshner Center at the University of Chicago included one of her portraits in an exhibition in June 2016. The portraits explore and document the costumes and personas that performers use and reflect the evolving cultural themes of gender identity and beauty. In addition to her B.F.A. awarded by Carnegie-Mellon University, she has studied at the Arts Students’ League in New York.
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