Maureen Bloomfield, Editor
Maureen’s first job on The Artist’s Magazine was as a ghostwriter; she soon became senior editor of Watercolor Magic (now Watercolor Artist) and then of The Artist’s Magazine and Artist’s Sketchbook. While she was editor of The Pastel Journal, she and Jamie Markle, editor of North Light Books, edited Pure Color: the Best of Pastel. As an undergraduate she minored in the history of art and later spent a year studying the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance in Florence. She has a master of arts degree in poetry from Indiana University (Bloomington). Her essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, ARTnews, Dialogue, New Art Examiner, Sculpture, and in regional journals. Among her favorite artists are Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois. Of (younger than Louise Bourgeois) contemporary artists, she loves the work of too many to name.
Christine McHugh, Managing Editor
Chris has enjoyed grammar and usage questions ever since she learned to diagram sentences in the sixth grade (yeah, that was a long time ago!). After earning majors in English and French, and studying art history in Tours, France, she taught high school literature and creative writing for several years, and then worked in greeting-card land, managing a staff of editors and freelancers. After coordinating promotional materials at F+W Media for five years, she joined the The Artist’s Magazine staff in 2005. In her free time, she enjoys walking in the park with her husband, reading, gardening and yoga, keeping in touch with friends and her grown daughter and son—and driving 10 hours to see her two little granddaughters.
Holly Davis, Senior Editor
Holly acquired her first book of paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art after a first-grade field trip. From that promising artistic start she diverged onto a literary path, majoring in English and secondary education at Cedarville College. After a few years as an English teacher she began rubbing shoulders with artists again as a greeting-card writer and editor and picture-book author. Six years ago she began editing decorative painting and home decor books for F+W Media, from which she moved onto the scrapbooking magazine Memory Makers before joining The Artist’s Magazine. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing, reading, visiting local parks and spending time with her two cats, husband, and, during school breaks, her collegiate daughter.
Cherie Haas, Associate Editor
After handling the advertising sales/coordinating for several of F+W Media’s properties including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, The Pastel Journal, WetCanvas, Family Tree and others, Cherie joined The Artist’s Magazine’s editorial staff in the spring of 2010. She has a strong love for creative people, and is passionate about all things expressive. In addition to editing for The Artist’s Magazine, Cherie performs with Circus Mojo and Dante’s Gypsy Circus, writes book reviews for Children’s Literature, Inc. and enjoys movement arts, literature, live music and mostly, quiet time with her family.
Brian Roeth, Senior Art Director
Brian began his career at F+W Media more than 20 years ago, shortly after graduating from Miami University. Prior to joining The Artist’s Magazine, he was involved with the books’ side of F+W Media, as the designer of woodworking books. He met his wife in college (which is called a Miami Merger when both spouses have graduated from Miami) and has two daughters. In his free time he enjoys running and cycling, and traveling with his family.