Recent Work

What we focus on we amplify. I choose to focus on beauty. Beauty is not always beautiful. I paint about choosing to find beauty. I paint about what I want to see more than I paint about what it is that I actually see. I record the present so that each painting will document the past while having an eye towards a future and a hope. I always paint about hope.

 
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RECENT WORK

THE SOUL SERIES

 

This series focuses on reaching beyond what is seen to what is transformative and life giving.

 

The Love Particle, 1: The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy 28 x 60  $4500 watercolor and watercolor crystal with colored pencil on Arches rough paper

The Love Particle, 2: The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  23 x 60  $4500 watercolor and watercolor crystal with colored pencil on Arches rough paper

 
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I was struggling with perfectionism. The need to control the outcome in life and in art was crippling me.

So I took the most magnificent, enormous, expensive piece of handmade French Arches paper and I tossed it in Lake Michigan.

Soaked and full of sand, I left the paper out over night to dry on top of a friend’s kayak. As I started to paint on the beach, where sand was everywhere and I could control so few elements of the work, I practiced surrendering to the beauty of imperfection. In releasing control to nature, I found so much joy in the “mistakes” and the unexpected.

The beach, the sand, the water, and the weather introduced me to the flow of life. I am forever changed, and the art flows with me, to better and more beautiful places.

Note: The Love Particle started as a single piece and I divided it into two because it became a present for two sisters, as a symbol of their shared past, their shared blood, and their future." These two pieces are in private collection, but are available as giclée prints.

 

 
Lake Storm, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy (Watercolor on Paper, Original Available, $4500, includes shipping)

Lake Storm, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy (Watercolor on Paper, Original Available, $4500, includes shipping)

 
The Humpback Whale, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy  23 x 60 / fluid, metallic, and iridescent acrylics  $3600 In private collection

The Humpback Whale, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy  23 x 60 / fluid, metallic, and iridescent acrylics  $3600 In private collection

 
The Essence of Samson, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  51 x 40 / Watercolor, colored pencil on Arches rough paper, $5100 / in private collection

The Essence of Samson, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  51 x 40 / Watercolor, colored pencil on Arches rough paper, $5100 / in private collection

 
 Joy In A Bottle, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy (80 x 51 / Watercolor, colored pencil and marker in Arches rough paper / in private collection $7500

 Joy In A Bottle, The Soul Series; By Maureen Claffy (80 x 51 / Watercolor, colored pencil and marker in Arches rough paper / in private collection $7500

 
Abundance, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600, In Private Collection

Abundance, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600, In Private Collection

 
Illumination, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600 In Private Collection

Illumination, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600 In Private Collection

 
Inspiration, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600, In Private Collection

Inspiration, The Soul Series; By, Maureen Claffy  28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $1600, In Private Collection

 
Seed Pods, The Seed Series (28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $800, In Private Collection)

Seed Pods, The Seed Series (28 x 40 / Watercolor, metallic medium and colored pencil on paper / $800, In Private Collection)

 
 

THE HEART SERIES

The Heart Series attempts to translate the languages of our own human hearts.

 
St. Michael the Archangel, The Angel Series (72 x 48 / Fluid, iridesent and metallic mediums on custom canvas / $7000, In Private Collection)

St. Michael the Archangel, The Angel Series (72 x 48 / Fluid, iridesent and metallic mediums on custom canvas / $7000, In Private Collection)


New & Noteworthy:

Beloved Series notecards, coming soon to Amazon

Sending You Love Notes by Maureen Claffy include original artwork from the Beloved Series, available in two collections.

Write to someone you love and give them your words. What is written captures the human heart in ways that change the world. Fulfilled by Amazon Prime, be delighted at the arrival of these premium quality blank note card collections. Four blank note cards and silver metallic envelopes for $19.90. Digitally printed in the United States, they are suitable for framing. Amazon.com.

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