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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

Call for Artists is now open until March 7, 2024.

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Maureen Doody

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Maureen Doody is an award-winning contemporary artist living in Ottawa. With a varied career in the federal government and as a professional photographer and athlete, art has always been an instrumental part of her life. A cancer diagnosis in 2017 awakened her to pursue her passion for abstract painting.

Maureen was one of 17 "New" artists from across Canada selected for the ‘Get Noticed’ Art Exhibit at the Red Head Gallery in Toronto and one of 35 artists selected by the Ontario Society of Artists for their biannual Emerging Artists Exhibition. Her photography was included in the AGO’s 2022 ‘Portraits of Resilience Project’ exhibit.

Maureen holds degrees in Anthropology and Film from UWO in London and a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Carleton University in Ottawa. Spurred by her studies in anthropology, her paintings reflect her connection to the world around her.

I take larger ideas about the human condition and filter them through my own personal lens to explore themes of healing, resilience and selfhood. Using brushes, palette knives, rags and my hands, I build up and tear down the surface of the canvas, allowing the layers to conceal and then reveal, until the composition is complete. Inspired by my own traumas of cancer, it’s a cathartic process of discovery, pain and beauty.

Maureen’s work has been published and exhibited in Canada and the United States. Her work is held in private collections across Canada and in the United States.

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