About Maurice J. Sevigny
Maurice Sevigny studied art and jewelry design at The Massachusetts College of Art and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. He did post-graduate studies in creative thinking at Harvard University and completed a summer residency in France that focused on realism styles of painting. Maurice began his career teaching high school art. Following graduate studies, he taught studio art and art education and he administered academic arts programs for 30 years at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green University, The University of Texas at Austin and The Rohampton Institute, London. He served as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona for 18 years until his retirement from in 2010. He now resides in Salisbury, MD and exhibits widely on the Eastern Shore.
Maurice is a mixed media painter and Jewelry designer who is recognized for his striking harmony and brilliance of color. His "one-of-a-kind" Necklace designs incorporate semi precious gem beads and incorporate a confluence of exotic beads and findings collected from his travels and recombined in unique ways, These creations are considered to be "wearable art".
His paintings are a synthesis of color experimentation, visual perception, image distortion, technical skill and interpretive feelings. His current body of work has grown out of computer manipulation to create first-stage under paintings. His finished mixed media paintings incorporate combinations of ink, watercolor, colored pencil, gouache, water based oil, pastel, oil crayons, metallic foils, and metallic powders. The end result is a series of one-of-a-kind original mixed-media paintings.
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