Maureen McKay was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1981. She studied visual art while in high school and worked for several years painting murals as a solo artist and with the Graffiti Transformation Program. Maureen enjoyed her work as an artist, however, she decided to pursue a more "reliable" career as a dental assistant to support herself. Maureen continues to draw and paint in her spare time and is now working towards her goal of painting professionally.
Her love of the natural world, both animal and landscape, is evident in her paintings. Maureen is currently finding her unique artistic style as she works toward her dream of becoming a professional artist.