I was born and raised in South Boston, Massachusetts and it was at the age of twelve that I discovered my affinity for art and the creation of it. An industrious, hard working family culture encouraged more "practical" career directions; the love and pursuit of art became secondary (but was never forgotten).
After a successful engineering and business career I turned my full attention to art. My past business experience involved Program Management of engineering teams and projects. This experience has been transferable and relevant on the business side of being a professional painter.
My work is characterized as contemporary realism. My plein air paintings are recognizable for their thick textured layers and full spectrum values in oil. My landscapes often include structural and natural elements with nostalgic, historical or classical themes. The subject matter varies which satisfies my desire to keep exploring and experimenting and it is the variety of subjects and genres that motivates me. Today, my joy comes from painting daily and painting "en plein air" whenever possible/practical. Whether it is the Boston Public Garden, Boston Harbor Islands, Cape Cod, or tropical locations, you'll see me interpreting both the iconic and unusual "from life" scenes. Additionally, I write a weekly blog in which I chronicle each of my paintings - the paint-out experience, a technique or perhaps the motivation for creating it. It can be found at the following link: http://maureen-vezina.blogspot.com/