Artist Statement of Maureen Brodsky
I wouldn’t be an artist if I hadn’t spent my childhood summers at my grandparents’ farm, roaming the fields and avoiding the open mine shafts that dotted the woods down the steep hill from my grandparents’ mining office home.
I wouldn’t be an artist if I hadn’t marveled in the glories of the paintings in art museums and begun collecting postcards from every visit, creating a personal record of images that moved me.
I wouldn’t be an artist if I hadn’t painted wild flowers at my grandparents’ farm with little watercolor pans.
I wouldn’t be an artist if, as an adult, I hadn’t returned to the forgotten Missouri Ozark foothills to paint and explore and document the fallow fields and old rivers that etch their way through the hilly countryside.
I wouldn’t be an artist if I didn’t paint wildflowers at my mother’s cabin and try to convey their impact on my eternal soul.
I wouldn’t be an artist if I didn’t show you my work and keep my fingers crossed that the themes that resonate with me would touch your inner wonder.
Artist Bio of Maureen Brodsky
Maureen Brodsky is an American artist who was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO. 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. She has focused her studio work on painting and drawing flowers and other botanical subjects.
During this time, she has also illustrated 20 children’s books and has had her work added to the Children’s Illustrated Art Museum, Chesterfield, MO. Carnegie-Mellon University School of Fine Art awarded her a B.F.A. In addition, she has studied at the Arts Students’ League. 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 and featuring distinguished alumni. In addition, her work has been shown at the Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, and the Harlin Museum in West Plains, MO. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.
Pink Gerbera Daisy Bouquet
Pink Daylily Bouquet
Purple Chrysanthemum Bouquet
Nine Bark and Gerbera Daisy Bouquet
Pale Chrysanthemum with Daffodils & Magnolia Bouquet
Rose of Sharon
White Orchid (Phalaenopsis)