archived work 2008-2018 Maureen Claffy
Maureen Claffy's Original artwork appears in series, each with a theme and evolution of its own. Explore the mini-galleries of series work here.
“I paint to encourage others to believe, and to serve as a reminder that life is beautiful even when it doesn’t seem that way.” Primarily a watercolorist who sometimes switches to thinned acrylics, Claffy creates large format works on canvas, paper and birchwood.
2008 - Present
2008 - 2010
The Knitting Series compares the care we give to those we love to the skill we use in knitting a handmade garment.
2008 - 2014
The Dream Series sketches out the desires, hopes, longings, and fears of those countless hours spent in the sacred darkness of sleep.
The Beach Glass Series celebrates the way sand, water, sun and fire remove all our sharp edges.
2010 - Present
The Bountiful Series is an encouragement to create the most beautiful life possible, even in difficult circumstances.
2012 - 2013
The Butterfly Series witnesses the joyful, painful, and chaotic similarities of our lives to the transformation of the butterfly.
2012 - present
The Quilting Series records the way we structure and arrange our lives.
2015 - present
The Heart Series attempts to translate the languages of our own human hearts.
2016 - present
The Beloved Series centers around this Biblical passage: "Therefore, as God's Beloved people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." —Colossians 3:12
2017 - present
The America the Beautiful Series: "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."