Maureen Brouillette

Ms. Brouillette is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. Maureen has work in corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Rutgers University. She has two paintings, Organics I and II, which were featured nationwide by Crate and Barrel.

Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, does demos and critiques, and judges art shows.

Egg Roll Hut by Maureen Brouillette

Egg Roll HUT

24″ x 24″

Mixed media with photo collage, acrylic paint, found paper and water soluble crayons.


I usually take Abrams Rd. to go downtown the back way. Abrams turns into Columbia and then Canton as it winds it’s way through east Dallas. About half way to town I always pass The Egg Roll Hut Chinese restaurant which has a very large Dairy Queen ice cream cone above the egg roll sign. I always thought it was amusing that the owners had to just tack the egg roll sign below the existing Dairy Queen sign. So finally one day I stopped and took some photos of the sign. I also walked around the neighborhood and shot a few other interesting signs…like the It’ll Do Club, which I have also used in my art:-) The Egg Roll Hut is still in business. I passed it again today, but the sign is hard to see now because palm trees in the parking lot have grown so tall that they are obscuring the sign. But if you look real hard, you can still see it.

Fast Facts

  • Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • Teaches watermedia and holds workshops
  • Resides at the corner of Audelia and Ferndale


Work featured in Crate & Barrel catalogs and showrooms

Awarded Best of Show twice in 5 years at the Southwestern Watercolor Society Juried exhibit.

Worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

Émile Zola

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”

Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island

"Everything you can imagine is real."

Pablo Picasso

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Pablo Picasso

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.”

Woody Allen

"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Pablo Picasso

“Creativity takes courage.”

Henri Matisse

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”

Rick Riordan

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

Friedrich Nietsche


“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Pablo Picasso

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

Vincent van Gogh

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Albert Einstein, The World as I See It



"Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”

Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War (Abarat, #2)

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

Vincent van Gogh


“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe