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Donald Maier - Fine Artist

Donald Maier

Marietta, GA - United States

 
 
 

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Donald Maier

Marietta, GA - United States

Donald Maier - Fine Artist

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About Donald Maier

Donald Maier graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, in Newark, New Jersey in 1968. He won several state and local show awards in the early seventies, including 1st place in oils at the Garden State Art Center in 1971, 1st place for Watercolor at the Red Bank Festival of Arts in 1972 and an Honorable Mention in the Emerging Artists exhibit at Rutgers University in 1973. He had numerous one-man shows in both New Jersey, California and Georgia and has exhibited in many fine galleries in California, Scottsdale, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Georgia.

As a young man, Don was inspired by Winslow Homer, and one of his first watercolor trips was to his home state of Maine. He remember waiting for over an hour for the paper to dry as he tried to paint on the foggy coastline. Another favorite artist was Fredrick Remington, inspiring his interest in western landscape and the desert.

Don enjoys working in Watercolor, Oils and Pastel. He thinks the changing back and forth has a positive effect on his work and mental state. One can get burnt out after a while. You notice the number of good pieces to bad ratio change for the worse. He found that switching mediums is a good way to break that trend and get a fresh breath of energy to move him along.

He recently did a series of American Wildlife for a one man show in 2012. He did them all in oils, many as large as 40'x60'. This was during the heat of the Georgian summer, down in the coolness of his studio. Now, in the cool winter weather, Don draw small pastels of everyday scenes in his truck. He needed to restrict himself to the lower elevations in recent years due to COPD which makes it hard to breath in the upper elevations. Because of this, Don has decided, after a lifetime of painting the beautiful places from nature, to switch and do the opposite. He started focusing on the everyday urban setting, complete with the cars and streets we see everyday. Even the billboards and telephone lines are part of his art now. He was pleasantly surprised how much fun he was having doing these new subjects. He now sees potential art everywhere and it is liberating. In the spring, he will most likely switch to watercolor to capture the flowering trees.

Don is going to keep on painting until he can't hold a brush any longer.

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High Desert Flora by Donald Maier
 

High Desert Flora by Donald Maier

DoodleBugs Bus by Donald Maier
 

DoodleBugs Bus by Donald Maier

Utah Juniper by Donald Maier
 

Utah Juniper by Donald Maier

Three Boats by Donald Maier
 

Three Boats by Donald Maier

Entrance by Donald Maier
 

Entrance by Donald Maier

Wexford Fishing Boats by Donald Maier
 

Wexford Fishing Boats by Donald Maier

Outside BigLots by Donald Maier
 

Outside BigLots by Donald Maier

Engine 56 by Donald Maier
 

Engine 56 by Donald Maier

Yellow SUV by Donald Maier
 

Yellow SUV by Donald Maier

Car Crazy by Donald Maier
 

Car Crazy by Donald Maier

Two Volvos by Donald Maier
 

Two Volvos by Donald Maier

Red Van by Donald Maier
 

Red Van by Donald Maier

Waffle House by Donald Maier
 

Waffle House by Donald Maier

Busy Day by Donald Maier
 

Busy Day by Donald Maier

Emissions Testing by Donald Maier
 

Emissions Testing by Donald Maier

Summer Flowers by Donald Maier
 

Summer Flowers by Donald Maier

Ronnie John's by Donald Maier
 

Ronnie John's by Donald Maier

Roadside Advertising by Donald Maier
 

Roadside Advertising by Donald Maier

Pescadero Beach by Donald Maier
 

Pescadero Beach by Donald Maier

The BoneYard by Donald Maier
 

The BoneYard by Donald Maier

Lime Jeep by Donald Maier
 

Lime Jeep by Donald Maier

Ronnie's Bike by Donald Maier
 

Ronnie's Bike by Donald Maier

Work Buddies by Donald Maier
 

Work Buddies by Donald Maier

Study in White Porcelain by Donald Maier
 

Study in White Porcelain by Donald Maier

Utility Truck by Donald Maier
 

Utility Truck by Donald Maier

Primary Parking by Donald Maier
 

Primary Parking by Donald Maier

Yellow Camper by Donald Maier
 

Yellow Camper by Donald Maier

No Trailer by Donald Maier
 

No Trailer by Donald Maier

Lumber Truck by Donald Maier
 

Lumber Truck by Donald Maier

Family Car by Donald Maier
 

Family Car by Donald Maier

Red Jeep by Donald Maier
 

Red Jeep by Donald Maier

Silver Jeep by Donald Maier
 

Silver Jeep by Donald Maier

Green Jeep by Donald Maier
 

Green Jeep by Donald Maier

Jeep with Pizza by Donald Maier
 

Jeep with Pizza by Donald Maier

Couple of Chevys by Donald Maier
 

Couple of Chevys by Donald Maier

Mercedes by Donald Maier
 

Mercedes by Donald Maier

Point Montara Light by Donald Maier
 

Point Montara Light by Donald Maier

Behind the Hanger by Donald Maier
 

Behind the Hanger by Donald Maier

Beach Trail by Donald Maier
 

Beach Trail by Donald Maier

Beach Cave by Donald Maier
 

Beach Cave by Donald Maier

Agave by Donald Maier
 

Agave by Donald Maier

Creosote Bush by Donald Maier
 

Creosote Bush by Donald Maier

Yellow Beetle by Donald Maier
 

Yellow Beetle by Donald Maier

Papa John's by Donald Maier
 

Papa John's by Donald Maier

Duece and a Half by Donald Maier
 

Duece and a Half by Donald Maier

Exit 5 by Donald Maier
 

Exit 5 by Donald Maier

Mansion in Palo Alto by Donald Maier
 

Mansion in Palo Alto by Donald Maier

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Ravens by Donald Maier

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