We have some lovely new paintings by Maureen McNeil today! Her work is the perfect addition to any child's room...bring some sparkle and imagination home! McNeil's acrylics on canvas put forth a whimsical feel with intended simplicity, which she achieves through contrast and an exciting bold colour palette. McNeil gears her work toward children, although her sports collections, such as The Blue Jays and Maple Leafs have been very well received by more mature audiences. Maureen explains that, due to a difficult unexpected loss in the family, her creativity has taken a newly inspired direction: "My Mother died November 10th of 2010. Like myself she was an artist, talented with a brush, with the spoken word, the best mother a daughter could ever dream to have. After she died, I inherited her brushes and paint, what an amazing personal gift to be given to me! Every tube told a story, and the brushes give me a strong personal connection. Every time I use them I am aware that she held them, I am holding her hand, or is she holding mine guiding me with each brush stroke. I love these brushes, they have her fingerprints.