“The work has increasingly become about the lake where we have land upstate. I never lived on water before, and it absolutely stunned me, this thing it does with light. I've always been focused on light, though in other permutations. The light and water are never still, and the myriad of patterns and colors reminds me of my childhood kaleidoscope, but moving and meaningful.

I long ago turned into one of those people who ponder existential issues—more than is good, but that is me. It has always been part of my subject matter. I'm transfixed by moments in which I'm simply grounded and present and experiencing and looking. When all the buzz stops. Somehow, that's perfection, and it's connected to these stunning, elusive, organic elements.

When I paint, something else happens. Painting takes the power of that experience along with a few of its own elements, and mixes it all up with my mind and aesthetics, and somehow makes me feel fully integrated. On another level, it's also still just about painting: tweaking the composition, shifting the colors, and rethinking abstraction.” — Maura Robinson


In lieu of flowers, Maura and Billy's wish was that donations in memory of her be sent to support the important work of the Leukemia Fighters Fund.

Please make checks payable to:“Leukemia Fighters Fund” and send to:

Gail J. Roboz, M.D., Weill Medical College of Cornell University, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, 520 East 70th Street, Starr 340A, New York, NY 10021.

Thank you so much.

See Billy's memorial slideshow of Maura's work and the beautiful world she loved to paint.

See the rest of Maura's website.