March 2022 Featured Artist
Painting nearly all her life, Art has been a lifelong pursuit for Maeve Croghan. Her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well the influences of Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe and the Group of 7 helped formed her innovative approach to Plein Air and Nature painting. She has BA from New College of California in 'Art and Education’
She has numerous accolades – her paintings have been in Museum exhibits in Japan, Alaska, California, Oregon, New Mexico and Michigan. Maeve has been the recipient of many prestigious juried awards.
Her paintings are in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico. Her paintings are featured on the wine labels of Castoro Cellars from Paso Robles, Ca. Maeve’s paintings have been chosen for editions of the National Juried Art books, “ART of Northern California” & “American Art Collector”, as well the "Studio Visit" art journal.
Recently her painting ‘Russet Vines’ won the Georges Dubouef Beaujolais Nouveau wine label contest, which featured her painting on over 1,000,000 bottles of wine.
Maeve teaches Plein Air painting classes regularly with Mackinac Island Arts Council on Mackinac Island, MI in the summers, and teaches private Plein Air painting classes with numerous students.
Maeve is the founder of the Mendocino Eco Artists, and artist group dedicated to having Art shows benefitting local environmental groups.
She maintains an Art Studio in San Francisco, at the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists’ Community.