To understand an animal is an art by itself. To be privileged enough to have an emotional bond with one is a blessing. To capture the spirit of the animal in hopes that we may have a better understanding of and appreciate our companionships with these beloved creatures... that's as priceless as an epiphany.
Maureen's love and close association with animals and the Fine Arts began in early childhood and continues today, as animal companions of all kinds have been —and still are— a major part of her life. Through the years of owning, loving and rescuing horses and all animals that cross her path, her respect, admiration and intimate knowledge of them has become the influencial inspiration for her artwork.
After obtaining three arts degrees, MAUREEN SHELLEAU's portfolio is a versatile arrangement of high realism painting, wildlife and nature photography, animation, comics and sculptures. Her paintings and prints of famous race horses are collected around the globe and hang in prestigious Racetracks and Museums across North America.
Over the course of her career, MAUREEN SHELLEAU has benefited many international charities and continues to support animal welfare organizations from around the world through the proceeds of her art.
The art show & sale will continue until Saturday December 31, 2011. Located at the store's mezzanine, the Origo Books Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm.
Opening date: Friday December 2, 2011 at 5:00pm.
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