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Artist's Statement

Maureen Rafferty Sorensen (MRS POURS) paints with both fluid acrylics and soft pastels. 


She swipes, blots, blows, drags, spills, flips, twists, tilts, and spatters fluid acrylic onto canvas with the intent to represent imagined florals and abstract landscapes.  It's always wildly exciting, super fast and quite messy to create in this medium. 


Soft pastel painting requires more thoughtful planning, gearing up for safety and an eye for contemporary impressionism. These paintings slowly transform, in a methodical process of layering pure pigment with painterly marks onto a sanded surface. 

She is self-taught and prolific.

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