Maeve Harris

Influenced by natural and organic forms, Maeve Harris renders expressions of color and light. Created with a variety of inks and pigments, her paintings reveal a focus on the medium itself. She is interested in the integration of traditional subject matter with contemporary styles and techniques.
Born in New Jersey in 1976, Harris grew up on the east coast in Washington DC and outside of New York City. She became an avid equestrian and has a passion for horses and the art of dressage. She also fell in love with the creative process at an early age. Encouraged by the diversity of art New York had to offer, Maeve explored the tradition and historical importance of works at the Metropolitan Museum to installations and contemporary pieces in galleries. She feels fortunate to have been exposed to a broad spectrum of influences, and is especially affected by works from living artists.
Harris moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 where she attended Arizona State University and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography. Her work in photographic processes carried into printmaking and continued into painting. She references photographs both found and of her own in her work and enjoys experimentation with other media to push the limits of paint.
Study abroad in Florence, Italy richly influenced Harris’ life both personally and artistically. Travel and adventure are an important part of her life and she draws from her experiences an optimistic and wholehearted spirit. She enjoys love, laughter, and a good bottle of wine, and is a storyteller at heart. Currently she resides in Seattle, WA where she paints from her studio.