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Maure Fennessy Ryley

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Fine Artist - Illustrator

Maure paints watercolors, creates monotypes, mixed media collages and builds large commissioned mirrors and small mirrors framed in shells, sea glass, pearls and natural materials.
Her art work spans a broad spectrum of styles from detailed marine life illustration done from specimens to more expressive water media collages. Her illustrations have been included in the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators national juried shows in Iowa and Washington State. Included in two exhibits at The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and numerous local and regional venues, Maure continues to expand her audience.  Her work has exhibited at the Cordova Historical Museum,

Artist’s Statement


As an artist and artisan I believe the hands and heart express what the mind only knows. I am inspirited with a desire to use oceanic creatures, beach stones, sea shells and driftwood in my work, gifts from the sea. Living in Connecticut, Cape Cod, California, and Maui with jaunts to the Baja, Samoa, Italy and Ireland gave me a glimpse of coast lines sharing similar marine life.  From humpbacks to abalone, sea turtles to bay scallops all migrating through our vast blue world, my aesthetic imagery reflect a fascination with the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s words resonate with me, “Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach----waiting for a gift from the sea.”

- Maure

"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." - Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

Upcoming Exhibits: Old Selectmen's Building Gallery, Oct 1-12; Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Nov.18-Dec. 1,2008, reception Nov.21.

All images, graphics and content are copyrighted, Maure Fennessy Ryley, 1990 - .
Please do not distribute or use images without the artist's permission. All rights reserved.

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