Maureen Murray                                               

An American artist creating lyrical abstractions of a changing natural world.   

The More You Love a Memory
Pastel on paper
22 x 30 in.

Nature is a primary subject of both my large, abstract oil paintings and smaller-scale pastel and charcoal drawings. These artworks are constructed as palimpsests, created by the application of successive layers of pigment, while traces of earlier layers remain. Each artwork begins simply with the application of color as natural forms, while layers evolve into a composition that becomes its own world.

Part of the Garden series of pastel on paper drawings.