International artist, Maude McDonald, picked up her first paint brush at the age of eight… from a little wooden painter's box received as a gift (which she still keeps in her studio). Self taught until the age of 20, she was accepted into the Museum of Fine Arts Academy in Houston. She continued studies in France and Holland.
'Artists are mercurial. Our two greatest motivators are joy and pain. Emotion, perhaps more than visual stimulation, inspires my work. I want the canvas to speak of our awareness; be it pain, elation, humor, serenity, the surreal,...more