Before completing a City & Guilds Diploma in Stitched Textiles, as a designer/maker, Maureen produced designs for magazines such as ‘Classic Stitches’ and ‘Needlework’. Since then, she has exhibited both on and off Island and won prizes in juried exhibitions in England, including the Royal School of Needlework’s metal thread competition as part of the annual Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexander Palace.
Latterly, as a change from her textile art, Maureen has returned to the role of designer/maker, creating hand-knitted three legs scarves, hats, mitts and cushions. However, she continues to work as a creative textile artist, most recently exhibiting in a joint exhibition with fellow textile artist, Pat Kelly, at the Hodgson Loom Gallery towards the end of 2021.
Maureen ‘paints with needle, stitch and thread’ using largely free motion machine stitch, densely stitching to build up colour and texture which is key to her work.
Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, people and their movement, nature and wildlife as well as her various travels, hence the recent ‘Florence Fantasia’ exhibition.