CVMaureen Phelan Statement "As a printmaker, my work, mainly in carborundum and drypoint, is based on my paintings. Inspiration derives from my travels and local surroundings and my work stems from a vast array of of subject-matter including flowers, moody landscapes, townscapes, string ensembles and still life." CV Maureen Phelan has been creating works of art for many years from her studio just outside Carlow town in the picturesque surroundings of the Killeshin hills. A native of Canada, she initially studied Commercial and Fine Art while training in the audio-visual aspects of advertising in Ontario. Upon completion, she worked in radio, television and newspaper as a commercial artist and copywriter. In 1970 she settled permanently in Ireland, and furthered her studies part-time at the National College of Art and the Dun Laoghaire College of Art in Dublin. An award-winning atmospheric painter and printmaker, ‘colour and mood’ would best describe her considerable work in watercolour, oil and carborundum limited edition prints. Maureen is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland, the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and the Leinster Printmaking Studio. Her work hangs in private collections worldwide, and public, corporate and embassy collections throughout Ireland including the University of Limerick. Annual exhibitions in the past have included Kilkenny Arts Week, Wexford Festival Opera, Galway Arts Festival and the Eigse Festival Carlow, in addition to group shows and galleries throughout Ireland.