JORDAN, Maureen Ann

1941 - ?

Maureen Jordan

As Maureen Ann Smith, she was born on 14 April 1941. She grew up in East Yorkshire, England, and was educated at Escourt High School, Kingston upon Hull and studied Exhibition Design and display at Kingston upon Hull College of Arts and Crafts, gaining her Diploma in 1960. She married at Paddington, London in 1963, Nigel D. H. Jordan and works under the name of Maureen Jordan. For many years a freelance interior and graphic designer in London, and enjoyed selecting colours and materials for shops, exhibitions, offices and hotel refurbishments and lived at Manor Gardens, London. Now a full time artist painting in bold pastels sometimes mixed with acrylics, her paintings being inspired by light on flowers, in gardens and landscapes, and her life drawings are also about light, bouncing wonderful colour reflections onto the skin, constantly experimenting with her favourite medium, soft pastels, sometimes mixing vibrant pastel with watercolour, acrylics and metallic, creating stunning effects of bold colour and texture. A Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, her flower pictures have been reproduced by publishers on cards and prints and are sold worldwide and images from her one woman show in New York have been reproduced by Amcal in California for their and a range of greetings cards with another American company, Modernart, has reproduced many flower images as large prints. Another passion is life drawing and in exploring light effects, reflections and movement of the figure. Her work is shown in various mixed and shared exhibitions in London and occasionally outside London and for many years has shared a two man show at the Llewellyn Alexander gallery and took part in a mixed exhibition in Nantucket, USA. She also had a solo show at Jensen Fine Arts, New York. A member of the Ipswich Art Society and of Suffolk Open Studios and has her studio at 43 Marlborough Road, Ipswich from where she runs Day workshops.

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