Maureen Hyde

mugBorn in Pasadena, California in 1946, currently working and living in Florence, Italy.

She attended the University of California at Los Angeles where she graduated cum laude, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts. The need to move on led her to live in Southern France. Being exposed to major museums in Europe also revealed an urge to meet the challenge of becoming a painter in the traditional humanist manner.

After living in Florence for six years, she is an instructor at the academy, and has her own studio there. Maureen says, “My creative spirit feels at home in Italy. The warmth of the human touch in the handmade aspects of living gives visual credence to a realization that pleasure comes from simple things. The light and natural beauty of the Italian landscape is providing me a lifetime of inspiration.”

Maureen is represented by Shuptrine Fine Art Group / Gold Leaf Designs & Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.