Painting Series

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.

 
 
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PAINTING SERIES

2008 - Present

 Rows Upon Rows of Purls, Knitting Series; By Maureen Claffy

Rows Upon Rows of Purls, Knitting Series; By Maureen Claffy

 

KNITTING SERIES

2008 - 2010

The Knitting Series compares the care we give to those we love to the skill we use in knitting a handmade garment.

 

 Given Gifts in a Dream, Dream Series; By Maureen Claffy

Given Gifts in a Dream, Dream Series; By Maureen Claffy

 

DREAM SERIES

2008 - 2014

The Dream Series sketches out the desires, hopes, longings, and fears of those countless hours spent in the sacred darkness of sleep.

 

 Beach, Beach Glass Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Beach, Beach Glass Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

BEACH GLASS SERIES

2010

The Beach Glass Series celebrates the way sand, water, sun and fire remove all our sharp edges.

 

 Prayer, Bountiful Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Prayer, Bountiful Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

BOUNTIFUL SERIES

2010 - Present

The Bountiful Series is an encouragement to create the most beautiful life possible, even in difficult circumstances.

 

 Butterfly: And Then It Is Time, Butterfly Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Butterfly: And Then It Is Time, Butterfly Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

BUTTERFLY SERIES

2012 - 2013

The Butterfly Series witnesses the joyful, painful, and chaotic similarities of our lives to the transformation of the butterfly.

 

 Gabriel, Angel Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Gabriel, Angel Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

ANGEL SERIES

2012 - 2013

The Angel Series ponders the magnificent unseen in everyday life.

 

 Lizzie, Quilting Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Lizzie, Quilting Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

QUILTING SERIES

2012 - present

The Quilting Series records the way we structure and arrange our lives.

 

 Zumba Beach, Heart Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Zumba Beach, Heart Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

HEART SERIES

2015 - present

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

 

 Peace, Beloved Series; By, Maureen Claffy

Peace, Beloved Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

BELOVED SERIES

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

 

 One Nation Under God, America The Beautiful Series; By, Maureen Claffy

One Nation Under God, America The Beautiful Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL SERIES

2017 - present

The America the Beautiful Series: "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

 

 The Unwinding, Seed Series; By, Maureen Claffy

The Unwinding, Seed Series; By, Maureen Claffy

 

SEED SERIES

2017 - present

The Seed Series is a reflection on the gift of destruction and loss.

 
 

 

RECENT WORK

 The Love Particle, 2; The Love Particle Series

The Love Particle, 2; The Love Particle Series