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Meet Maura O'Connor of Maura Oconnor Illustration in Beverly

Today we'd like to introduce you to Maura O'Connor. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don't you give us some details about you and your story. Well, I'm originally from a small town called Highland Mills, which is in the Hudson Valley area of New York.

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Maura O’Connor is from Highland Mills, New York. After Graduating from Montserrat College of Art in 2015 with the Graduation Award in Illustration she has worked with many clients on various projects, mostly notably The Musical Company (NYC) and The Boston Globe (MA). Working with Watercolor, Ink, and more recently experimenting with Acrylic paint, Maura enjoys the challenge of focusing on color, light, and natural elements in her painting. Her work is strongly influenced by folk music, mythology, a childhood of pulling weeds in her fathers vegetable garden and summers spent picking tomatoes on Highland Farms in Hamilton, New York.

She currently lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

 

 

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­Illustration / Design

o   "Andrew Lloyd Webber Coloring Book: The Musical Company" Black & White Illustrations, New York, NY 2017

o   “The Boston Globe: HUBweek” Conceptual Design, Boston MA 2017

o   “The Musical Company” Andrew Lloyd Webber Coloring Book, New York, NY 2017

o   “Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta?” Childrens Book Illustrations, Gloucester MA 2017

o   “The Barrelman” Restaurant Logo Design and Menu Design, Marblehead MA 2017

o   “Jolie Tea Company” Promotional Images, Salem MA, 2016

o   “Bowerbird Garden” Logo Design, Philadelphia PA, 2016

o   “Holidays In Salem” Architectural Renderings, Salem MA 2015, 2016

o   “Kindling” Album Design and Illustration for band Rabbit in the Rye, Hamilton NY 2016

 

Exhibitions

o   "Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Vendors Market" Marblehead MA, 2017

o   “New Paintings by Maura O’Connor” Atomic Café, Beverly MA, 2017

o   “222 Holiday Art Market”, 222 Cabot Street, Beverly MA 2016

o   “Harbor Home Design” Rockport MA, 2016

o   “Beverly Arts Festival” Beverly MA, 2016

o   Eat More Art 4: Small Works Show” Pinecone and Chickadee, Portsmouth NH, 2016

o   “Small Motors: Real Fans, Replicas, and Robots… Pop-up Show” Gallery Kayafas, Boston MA, 2016

o   “Hive: A Small Works Show” Mingo Gallery, Beverly MA, 2016

o   Head Trip, A Montserrat College of Art Senior Thesis Exhibition, 301 Gallery, Beverly MA 2015

o   The Typewriter Project, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA 2015

o   Artrageous! 29, Montserrat College of Art Annual Art Auction, Danvers MA, 2015

o   Annual Viterbo Exhibition, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Beverly MA 2015

o   Artrageous! 28, Montserrat College of Art Annual Art Auction, Live Mural Painting, 2014

o   Annual Illustration Theme Show, Montserrat College of Art, 301 Gallery, 2014, 2015

o   Montserrat Open House, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly MA, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015