|Dancing in the Light © Maureen Spinale|
Bio: Maureen Spinale was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, but has lived most of her life in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Following an early retirement from a career in Social Work, Spinale began studying at North River Art Society and the South Shore Art Center, where she was inspired by pastel under the tutelage of Donna Rossetti-Bailey and Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Most recently, she has studied under Tom Christopher, Ken Elliot, and Casey Klahn. She has been inspired by tonalists Francis Murphy, George Inness and Charles Warren Eaton.
Spinale was granted signature membership in the Pastel Society of America in 2010, Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of Cape Cod in 2013, and in June 2015 was honored with the Master Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her work was featured in the December 2016 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Subjects : “I think that I shall never see/ a poem lovely as a tree” would seem to sum up Maureen Spinale’s approach to painting Trees - "Trunks twisted, bent and straight, sort of like human beings."
Style: “A contemporary perspective flecked with bold colors, strong lines, light, and the use of drizzled paint for dimension and texture.”
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