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.

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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I hope you dance


“I hope you dance” is a mixed media collage art work using the sheet music of the beautiful song made famous by LeeAnn Womack and penned by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers. My painting uses the iconic ballet dancer’s graceful … Continue reading

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Trumpet vine blossom


Trumpet vine blossom was created in my early years as an artist. I was painting en plein air in the backyard of my Nashville home in the late afternoon. It remains one of my favorites and takes me back to … Continue reading

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The Druid Tree


Though this particular work of art was painted several years ago, painting this was the closest I’ve been to a religious experience while painting and creating artworks ever. Hear me out. I often get lost in my work, time escapes … Continue reading

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Gossamer Wings


  Gossamer Wings is a soft-colored mixed media abstract painting using oil pastels, acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite and ink on 11 x 15 inches 140gsm archival paper created in an abstract expressionist style using techniques akin to Jackson Pollock with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bro!


Converging simultaneously, I unpacked from our recent trip to the UK and Wales, reorganized my studio somewhat, and my brother had a milestone birthday. During the studio clearout, I came across this image from an old sketchbook. It’s Barry, in … Continue reading

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An artist’s thoughts on Wales (based on a breakneck-speed tour of the countryside)


If you’ve never ventured into Wales from England, Scotland or Ireland, do so, immediately! If you are a fan of natural beauty and our earth’s glory, the gorgeous and rugged terrain is something you won’t want to miss. My better … Continue reading

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