Artist Maureen Cantara lives and works in New York City. Cantara grew up in southern Maine where she was inspired by the ever-changing beauty of the rocky coastline. After living in Boston and New York with careers in marketing and finance, she is now devoting her time to painting.
Cantara has worked under the direction of painter Nuala Clarke and taken courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Art Students League in Manhattan. She recently completed an abstract workshop at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. Her work has been shown in various galleries throughout the New York area.
She feels very strongly that art is about communicating in a way that can’t be done with words – whether it’s the beauty of the landscape or creating a piece of work that achieves balance despite there being an embedded conflict.