Maureen was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and her lifelong dream was to paint and find success as an artist, although her career path led her in other directions. After achieving degrees in both Nursing and Exercise Physiology, opening her medical management company, raising her 3 children and then selling her business, she felt she could pursue her artistic pursuit. She began to take lessons with Julia Diller in Los Angeles in 2009 and within 2 years began to win juried contests and selling her work. Maureen finds her passion in painting landscape and nature finds inspiration around her in surroundings at her home in Lake Arrowhead, Ca. where she resides with her husband.