A native of New York City and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Maud Simmons moved to Los Angeles to pursue a diverse painting career. Her commercial work is seen in movies and TV, in restaurants and hotels, and has been used for posters, cards, and advertising. Her personal work is ever-changing.
“I am struck with the fundamental beauty of an object, say a pepper, and become obsessed with that particular form, with it’s rich color and changing shape, and I will paint peppers for years, until one day I notice an amazing cloud formation and that vision fills my consciousness, and I paint skies for the next five years.”
In my most recent period, I am indulging in non-figuritive work. It feels like I woke up one morning and found that I could speak Italian/French/Chinese without having studied...the abstract work is a completely new language for me and it is thrilling.
My visual obsession infuses my choices and I am something of a ‘binge-painter’, where the work itself decides how it will shape itself and for how long it will fill my dreams and waking hours.