John Maurer

Becoming an artist

I always was.

From an early age

Like most artists I know or have read about, I was always interested in art. What began as doodles and sketches eventually turned into full sized drawings and paintings. Encouraged by art teachers, I embarked on my quest to become a full time artist.  Pursuing a mixture of fine and commercial art in Atlanta was a balanced approach that led to a 12 year career as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. All the while, painting with mostly watercolor was my passion. A brief stint as a street artist in New Orleans was an invaluable wake up call to get back to my calling, which was painting full time. 


Once I became enthralled with the textural qualities of oil and acrylic painting, I never looked back. I began traveling extensively and my love of the landscape took hold and has since become the main focus in my paintings. More recently, I find myself evolving more towards abstraction within my landscapes and as stand alone abstract pieces. After over twenty years of working as an artist, I feel fortunate to be able to do what I love as my profession, thanks to all of the wonderful people who respond to and enjoy my work.


I Travel and I Paint

The rolling vineyards and fields of Provence. hill towns of Tuscany. Mountains and sheep fields of Ireland. NYC to the California coastline. My subjects are endless as my travels continue...

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“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper