Maureen believes that “There is always something new to learn”. This is evident in her desire to expand her knowledge and share with others. She believes in personal growth – expanding visions and finding new ways to express oneself-not a new technique or style – but the value of encouraging people to follow their love of art. This is evident with her strong commitment to the local art groups. As current President of the Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild she actively recruits new members and recently started the Downriver Arts & Crafts Holiday Show & Sale which benefits a High School Senior with a Scholarship. As Public Relations Chair she works on the Fall Festival of the Arts and the Art Ambience. She is also a member of Acanthus Art Society, Art Ambience and, of course, the Downriver Council for the Arts which services all of the Downriver area with classes in all of the arts.