Maud Guilfoyle
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About

Maud Guilfoyle

photo by Hank Gans

As a child, I spent summers by the sea on Fire Island and in the mountains of Pennsylvania. My mother, artist Peregrine Higgins, took me to museums, gallery openings and artist’s studios. One of my earliest memories is sitting in front of a large painting by Monet of water lilies at the Museum of Modern Art and getting lost in the color and light.

In my twenties I lived in the Southwest and painted the incredible vistas of sky with dusty pink-colored mountains and silver rivers running through the landscape. I accompanied my husband, an archaeologist, as he traveled through New Mexico and Arizona visiting ancient ruins. The light and colors of the sky and earth were brilliant and required color palettes very different than those used for the gardens, waters, and countryside of the Northeast.

At present, I have a studio near the Hudson River and teach at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, New Jersey. The quality of light in the Hudson Valley is soft, at times luminescent. Nature and the delicate balance of human interface with the environment are threaded throughout my art.

Education

Colorado University in Boulder
Art Students League
New York Studio School
B.A. Fine Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse New York
Spring Studio, Soho, New York

MEADOWS, GARDENS AND THE SEA - PAINTINGS BY MAUD GUILFOYLE May 5 - May 18,2016 The Art Center of Northern New Jersey

photo by Hank Gans
MEADOWS, GARDENS AND THE SEA – PAINTINGS BY MAUD GUILFOYLE
May 5 – May 18,2016 The Art Center of Northern New Jersey

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