About Me

Artist's Statement

Artist Maureen Edgcumbe has three subject genres to her art

Landscape

Maureen's landscapes mainly depict the beauty and atmospherics ofthe natural world. Her inspiration is mainly from Africa.

African Ethnic Figure

Maureen's African figure paintings mainly depict the vibrant spirit of South Africa's ethnic people.

Bygone Theatrical Figure

Maureen's figure paintings depict the feminine graciousness of the bygone era of Early Photography, Theatre and Film. Her painting inspiration is sourced from old black and white photographs which she interoperates in a contempary style.

Biography

Zimbabwe born artist Maureen Edgcumbe completed her Graphic Design diploma at the Natal Technikon in 1977. After her experience in the commercial world she decided to turn to the holistic field of Kinesiology which had a profound effect on her artistic style. In her student days South African artist Andrew Verster tutored her in figure study.

In the early years, Maureen developed a name for herself as a landscape artist. She sold her work through various galleries in South Africa. She was originally tutored in landscape painting by South African landscape artist Anton Benson.

Her paintings hang in the boardroom at the Kruger National Park Conservation Management Offices Phalaborwa and in many other major corporate art collections in South Africa. Maureen was commissioned by the Wildlands Conservation Trust in March 2010 to paint eight art works to be presented to their major donors. She was one of the participating artists in the Artists Professional Practice Exhibition TWELVE which was held at the KZNSA Gallery in 2010. Maureen is currently exhibiting at the 2015 Art In The Park, Pietermaritzburg, 3rd – 7th.

She often has exhibitions in her home in Cowies Hill, Pinetown. Please contact her if you would like to be placed on her mailing list

Maureen Rudham