The new veteran art exhibit, From Wings to Waves: The Artwork of Maureen Stewart, will be on display in the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans’ Art Gallery Friday, September 17, 2021 through April 2022.
Maureen Stewart is a 10 year Air Force veteran, who served as an aerial videographer, training instructor, and combat cameraman. While serving she earned her BFA in graphic design.
Often merging hand drawn elements with digital techniques, Maureen marches along with a growing army of digital artists who challenge the boundaries of what constitutes ‘fine’ art.
The Veterans Art Gallery at the Virginia War Memorial is located in the C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion. This space is a natural extension of the Memorial’s efforts to provide veterans a safe place, free from judgment and convention, to tell their stories in their own words and images.
Maureen Stewart’s Artist Statement:
“As a long time graphic designer, I’ve always believed in the power of communicating beautifully. In my art, I strive to do the same – communicate feelings with warmth, color, vibrancy, and a bit of whimsy. My ultimate hope is that these visions of mine, made tangible, will allow you, the viewer, a touch of the joyful escape I feel when creating them.”