Maureen Vastardis

Maureen Vastardis

 I am nurtured by creating. Photography and watercolor are my primary mediums. 


Color, shape and light serve as inspiration to project their dynamic power and energy. My subject matter tends to be whatever happens to catch my eye, whether it’s the symmetry and beauty in nature, the lines and design in architecture, the movement of the sea and clouds or the interaction of people in everyday life, I strive to make bold photographic images that will engage the viewer and take them to those places. 


Watercolor allows me the freedom to explore the fluidity of the medium, experiment with color and express my emotional interpretation of various scenes in nature and objects. 


I hope that people will be inspired, comforted and energized by my work.




5th Annual CIP Chania International Photo Festival,  Chania Crete, Greece 2022


Blank Wall Gallery,  Moments of Color, Athens, Greece 2022


Long Beach Creative Group, Rod Briggs Gallery 

Fresh 2022

Painting Long Beach 2022

Inspired by 2022


Artillery Magazine CODE ORANGE:  Finalist  Bi-Monthly Photography Project 2018 -2022


Beyond the Lines Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

Miniature 2017


Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

Second Act 2022

Six Word Story 2016, 2019


OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

Anthropocene 2021

Crisis Mode 2020

40th Anniversary 2020

Crafted 2019


Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

Six Word Story 2019


Gallery 101, Redondo Beach, CA

CA101 2022

CA101 2019


Finalist: DTLB Unfiltered 2018, Long Beach, CA


Brittany Davis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Moments Captured 2021


Torrance Art Museum: South Bay Focus 2014


Long Beach Museum of Art: Art Auction XVI 


Location1980, CostaMesa, CA

Loveolution 2018

Love Today 2017


Michael Stearns Gallery, San Pedro, CA 2015


ArtX; Long Beach, CA

Holiday Salon 2016, 2017


Huntington Beach Art Center

If The Shoe Fits 2022

Scape and Scope 2021

Rhythm, Music, Sound 2016


Huntington Beach Art League