Missy McGuirk Maude is a celebrated artist from Atlanta, GA renowned for her exquisite depictions of idyllic vacation scenes in an abstract and whimsical form. Spontaneous and creative, Maude is gifted with a unique eye for mixing color with design and texture. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in photography from the University of Virginia, Maude pursued graduate work in design from the Parsons School of Design in New York and graduated in 2010.
Since then, Maude has dedicated herself to push the boundaries of creativity in contemporary art. Her work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectors alike by emphasizing the treasured impressions of family vacations at the lake-side in a society of constant stress and work.
Her family background and home come with a heavy association with the lake and the sea, which helps inspire Maude's iconography in her pieces. Maude's specialty is working in multi-media and acrylic, frequently integrating photography and painting in a way that leads to an iconic whimsical and surreal quality. Her vibrant and sophisticated canvases with her custom designs set her apart from other artists as a sought-after designer, photographer, and artist of today for corporations and collectors alike.