Maeve is an Artist from West London. She originally studied a degree in Fine Art and then Theatre Costume, where she learnt the history of Fashion and how to design, cut and construct costumes. Maeve started her career in London, working in West End Theatres. Her first job was as a Dresser on ‘Guys and Dolls,’ staring Patrick Swayze. As a freelancer she worked back stage at London Fashion Week and in the wardrobe department for touring music concerts for Madonna and Rhianna. However during this time she started painting again and felt a need to pursue the path of being an Artist. After leaving a job she adored, she had several years to follow of numerous jobs working in Arts Education and the charity sector, while dedicating all her spare time to painting. During what she would describe as a long journey of trials and challenges, Maeve turned to books on 'the power of thought' and guided positive meditations. Being naturally influenced by the spiritual, self improvement movement, she started to add positive words on to her paintings. With the belief that they had an energy, that may benefit others.
Maeve often paints women and examines themes of female empowerment. She takes visual inspiration from fashion magazines, books, film and stage posters and uses a mixture of oils, acrylics, spray paint and glitter.
Her intention has always been to make Art that is accessible and that has an easily identifiable meaning.
Through a journey of developing a variety of skills, she has been able to combine her two loves of Art and Fashion and design garments that are unique.