Maureen Gasek, Illinois artist. Contemporary abstracts. My works use movement, composition, balance and color. The intention is for the viewer to take control of each painting, and explore their memories, emotions and thoughts.
Maureen Gasek. Aurora, IL artist.
Contemporary Abstract, acrylic and mix media on canvas.
Meeting @ Starbucks 2948 Kirk Rd, Aurora, IL 60502
I accept commissions for your spaces. I have been commissioned to do several pieces for clients in Chicago and Milwaukee.
I believe an understanding of our emotional nature fuels and nurtures our visual imagination. Each of my pieces is an exploration of emotion intertwined with organic or geometric substance which allows the viewers imagination to come to life. My works use movement, composition, balance and color. The intention is for the viewer to take control of each painting, and explore their memories, emotions and thoughts. It’s the reaction that matters.
Maureen has been painting and working with different media since childhood. She began creating at five years of age. Maureen sold her first piece in first grade for .25 cents. Her rural upbringing influenced how she responds to nature, people and emotions, Maureen finds beauty in dirt, fields and studying day and night skies, which is representational in her art. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Art, concentrating in graphic design, painting, metals, photography and English. Maureen has worked in commercial and graphic design and is the Director of Events and Marketing for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. A certified educator for Golden Artist Colors, she teaches art classes and workshops at Lilly Studios and for various art leagues and institutes across the country. An award winning contemporary artist, Maureen judges’ art shows, has been published in American Art Collector and shows in galleries and juried shows. She is active in her community, volunteers at FVAWL working with animals and lends her talent to various charitable organizations.