Author Archives: Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

About Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

Contemporary artist, seeker, writer. Curious to a fault. I let the fates take me and never say no to an adventure. That has led me on some heart-stirring journeys. I regret nothing.

Louis the flamingo


Louis was painted in 2013 and became part of our own home’s interior. Since moving here in late 2012, I decided we needed flamingos and a tropical or Old Florida vibe to our interior decorating scheme. Using tangerine, fuschia and … Continue reading

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Symphony


This is a mixed media abstract work of art started as an airbrush painting. I loved the colors, the ethereal quality to it, but wasn’t sure where to take it. Cut to this year and rainy weather and my bag … Continue reading

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Aspirational


Tropical storm Alberto brought boatloads of rain this past week which meant some great moody painting sessions. From it, “Aspirational” was born. This painting, 11″ x 14″ mixed media / oil on paper, is an abstract work of art using … Continue reading

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Review: Dancing with the beast album by Gretchen Peters


There are lyrics, and there are muse-inspired-words-as-gifts-from-the-heavens LYRICS. And Dancing With the Beast by Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter and singer Gretchen Peters is an album for the ages. It really taps into the zeitgeist of these tumultuous times, … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding and Diana’s Legacy


I am not a die hard Royal fan or follower. They are human, not to be put on a pedastal. That’s not to say Princess Diana’s wedding didn’t influence my choice of gowns for my first wedding, or that the … Continue reading

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First Holy Communion


It is May and my brain was fixated on this rite of passage of every Catholic school child everywhere – the sacrament of First Holy Communion. I worked on this painting in multiple layers which obscure hidden secrets and symbols. … Continue reading

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Watercolor poppy


The journey this small watercolor postcard has enjoyed! I don’t mean it’s left my confines, but as a very small work, I have misplaced it on several occasions. I love this little painting and in general love painting poppies. I … Continue reading

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