Maureen Stratton

Maureen Lacoste Stratton holds both an RN and Exercise Physiology degree.  After a successful career as COO of the medical management business she started and operated for 14 years she was able to turn to her true desire; painting.  She quickly evolved and noted that her passion lay primarily in landscape oils.  

Maureen entered her first juried competition after painting for only 3 years in 2011, and took first place in the Landscape division.  She has also won third place consecutively, in the 2012 juried spring and summer BAA shows also in the landscape division.   Her work has received positive acclaim, and as an up and coming artist, she continues to strive to progress in her craft.  Maureen's work tends toward realism, but with looser brushstrokes and tonal qualities. 

Maureen has 3 children and 4 grandchildren and lives in Lake Arrowhead full time now with her husband W. K. Stratton where she finds inspiration for her art.   You can reach Maureen through her website at or email.

Mike Ambs

I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.