Along with her career as a teacher of 34 years at Meadowbank TAFE, Maughan married, brought up two sons and continued with her own art. She undertook many portrait commissions and was a finalist in the Archibald Prize for portraiture many times. She won the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 1975. Other awards include the Margaret Fesq Memorial Art Prize and the Kedumba Drawing Award. In 1983 the Australian Watercolour Institute elected Maughan as an exhibiting member and her paintings have been included annually, both in Australia and overseas. Maughan is also a Fellow of the Royal Art Society.