Falls Church Arts

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Maureen Minard

Growing up in Northern Virginia, I have loved the rich history of artist communities in the DC region. After graduating with a B.A. in Art History from Georgetown, I worked at the Smithsonian and participated in local art programs. For the last fifteen years, I have taught at the Edmund Burke School, a progressive school in Washington DC, focusing on Art History, African studies, and U.S. History. Much of my teaching is focused on bringing obscured and marginalized stories visible. Over the years, I worked in mixed media, drawing, photography, oil and acrylic painting. Although I began my work in realism, I’ve evolved over the last decade into questioning “real”, and I feel more comfortable in the fractured representation of reality through memory landscapes. As a mother of adolescent children, I have started to return to painting with a new flexibility, fluidity, and openness. When I paint, I’m often trying to piece together memories and all the various little fragments that recreate spaces. We all see differently, adding layers on top of hindsight, then the haze of our memories make landscapes into inevitable abstractions. Using acrylics, oil pastels, and various mixed media materials, I try to recreate what landscapes feel like in my fractured mind with the hope that viewers can connect with their own stories.

Artist's Works

Maureen Minard

acrylic and mixed media on canvapaper

Maureen Minard

mixed media on paper

Maureen Minard

acrylic on paper

Maureen Minard

acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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