Maureen “Mo” Blumenthal

In the early 1980's, I joined the Elaine Badgley/Arnoux School of Art in San Francisco, becoming an avid student in Elaine’s "Edge of Vision" class.

During my time with Elaine, I also participated in a number of other workshops in the Bay Area, as well as in Italy and in Normandy. I found myself drawn to the world of portraiture, and, as a student and lover of the piano, I began drawing portraits of male composers. In the mid 1990's, though, after realizing how very little was known about them, my focus and interest shifted to women composers. The graphite drawings on this website are my own interpretation of these remarkable women, inspired by paintings and drawings.

My work has been shown in several group shows at the Bridge & SomArts Galleries in San Francisco and at Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station, California.