Distinct use of light, soft edges, combined with capturing a mood, an emotion, or a moment in time are some of the qualities that distinguish the art of Maurade Baynton.
While focusing her artistic energy on animals and people interacting, she tells a story through her own personal experiences with her subjects. Originating from mutual fascination, the first encounter between child and animal often leads to shared friendship and trust.
Maurade's artistic talent was discovered at an early age. She received a summer scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1970, and has continued to develop her talent since that time. Her primary medium is in oil, which her junior high school teacher encouraged her to try in 1968.
Wildlife has been the dominant focus of Maurade's canvasses since 1984. Having many successful solo shows, Maurade's work's hang in many private and corporate collections across Canada and the United States. Over the past few years Maurade has been experimenting with other mediums such as acrylics and watercolor and finds each have their own advantages and disadvantages. However oils remain her favorite.
Maurade paints full-time in her Sherwood Park Alberta studio and travels extensively in search of subject matter. She has enjoyed a long and successful career painting animals, both domestic and wild and has recently returned to her first love, children and pets.
"My passion is to continue portraying that unique bond that children have with the animal world. My goal is to capture that fleeting moment of innocence before they grow into adulthood."
John Seery-Lester, Jessica Jemsky and Jack Heinz (Instructors)
Experimental Watercolor Media Workshop. Maxine Masterfield (Instructor)
Elyse Eliot-lois (Instructor)
Eileen Raucher (Sutton Instructor) Edmonoton, Alberta, Canada
Rowles & Company Ltd. Era Rowles (Instructor) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact Maurade with questions or comments regarding these pieces, or any commissions you may have in mind.
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone/Fax: (780) 464-1464
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