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Maureen Rocksmoore is an artist who paints in oil, known for her `Skyscapes` she has
her studio in Glasgows` iconic Briggait Building which is home to WASPS. The
Scottish Visual Arts Organisation. Born in Scotland in 1967 she originally trained in
Interior & Graphic design and graduated with merit from Glasgow College of
Building & Printing in 1989.
After working in Architecure for several years she decided to return to Fine Art whilst
pursuing a successful and varied career in Community art and Education.Although a
successful painter , her role within education is vitally important to her . She has
developed her own program of therapeutic input & professional art practice and works
within units in schools for children with additional support requirements.
Her work as an Arts Specialist in Education has seen her appointed to several Artist in
Residency positions in a number of Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow
schools and educational establishments. In this role she has undertaken many
important commissions and projects which have been presented to dignitaries and
Royalty – In 2012 as part of HM The Queens` Golden Jubilee.
A specialist project for Apple IStore in Glasgow saw an impressive body of work
produced and exhibited whilst using new applications. This was a first for Apple in an
educational establishment., Uk companies who support education facilities including
Sainsburys in Scotland own work produced in the last 12 years.She also works in the
field of Art Curation in particular Internal Arts for Newbuild NHS sites.
Maureen has had her work exhibited at The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh
as part of a major project in education. She has been commissioned by Strathclyde
University Alumni Association and her work forms part of a private collection in the
faculty of education Glasgow. She is a supporter of charities and was a company
director for her local Resource Centre for many years promoting art and education.
In 2008 she travelled to St.Petersburg , Russia as part of a Scottish delegation to
exhibit and promote cultural links between the two countries. Her work was presented
to The house of Friendship in St.Petersburg.
She has many private clients in the UK as well as overseas and her work is held in
private collections around the world. She travels extensively to paint and in particular
to Tuscany in Italy where she has spent time in residency and exhibiting. She exhibits
regularly in Glasgow , Scotland and her work can be viewed in many online galleries.