Maureen West (she/her) is a self-taught artist who first took an eight session school board evening class entitled “Watercolours For Beginners.” She learned the very basic techniques of painting with watercolours. Now each day begins with a coffee at her easel while doing a few quick sketches. She says that the most valuable lesson taught was to buy the best quality supplies possible to get the best results. Over the years she scoured libraries for books on watercolour painting techniques, which was quite an experience. Maureen has learned many techniques since then, but the most important thing she says she has learned is to “actually see what she is looking at.” That’s an art in itself.
Maureen is a Vancouver-based watercolour artist who paints images of Vancouver and places she has travelled and worked. Inspiration is unlimited especially on the west coast of Canada. Often she can be found sketching outdoors around the city, of course.
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