Maura Cochran holds a BFA in Architecture from the Art Institute of Chicago, but her artistic training began as a child, watching and learning from her mother who worked as a full time artist. Maura has two careers - as a CEO of a national real estate consulting company and as an artist. The consulting allows her to travel - and she always carries a sketch book in her briefcase. Maura paints only from direct observation. Living in the Connecticut River Valley is a great source of inspiration, and when not travelling she and her husband can be found cruising the river on their classic wooden picnic boat "Oyster".
See a collection of local landscapes now on view at LBGE.