About the artist
Maureen Zwier's art represents her personal journey to discover the deepest essence of both landscapes and living things. A former microbiologist, she traded her microscope for a camera and then turned to digital art when she found there was so much more to her subjects than could be captured by a lens alone.
Maureen started creating mandalas in 2012 as part of an experiment to see if she could find more depth in her photographic subjects. The almost meditative process of manipulating images to create new designs helped her settle on the mandala as the perfect shape and symbol of how the inner richness of nature could be expressed in an abstract as well as literal way. She continues to discover and work to preserve the natural world through her art, developing her native landscaped backyard and by contributing to local conservation efforts.