Emily Clare Maurand was a woman of many talents. She was an excellent illustrator, gifted actress and noted filmmaker bound for the Academy of Art in San Francisco for graduate studies in the fall.
Sadly and suddenly, Emily died on Tuesday, February 13 at her home in Hamilton, Mass. She was 25.
The daughter of David and Jeanne (Yntema) Maurand, Emily was a 2000 graduate of the Hamilton Wenham Regional High School where she earned All-State art honors. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in computer animation from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2005.
Her recent art work includes six three-dimensional displays for the Strawberry Banke Museum.
Emily, a dedicated animal lover, cared for dogs, cats, hamsters, and guinea pigs, each of whom she creatively named.
The media and creative worlds are without one of its natural talents today, and the world is that much worse off.