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John Maurer’s oil and acrylic paintings are primarily scenes from Europe where he has travelled since 2001. His work is vibrant and spontaneous, with loose expressive strokes of impasto color. Pigment is applied in layers using palette knives, brushes and towels.

He primarily exhibits in juried art festivals across the United States. Some of those include: La Quinta Art Festival in La Quinta, CA, Winter Park Art Festival in Winter Park, FL, Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, MO, Outdoor Art Festival of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, Coconut Grove Art Show in Miami, FL, Art on the Square in Belleville, IL, Armonk Outdoor Art Show in Armonk, NY, Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, Uptown Art Festival in Minneapolis, MN, Naples National Art Festival in Naples, FL, The Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa, FL.

His paintings are in numerous private collections in the United States and abroad. 
He is currently living and working seasonally in St. Petersburg, FL and Granger, IN and travels whenever possible. 

 


Education::
Associate in Arts Degree - Art Institute of Atlanta, 1986

Galleries:
Chasen Galleries - Richmond, VA - 2012-present
Design Domaine Gallery - Bernardsville, NJ - 2011-2012
JGK Galleries - Rochester, NY 2011-2013 
Barnstone Gallery - Phoenixville, PA ~ Sept. 2008 - 2012
Alla Prima Fine Art Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL ~ 2005 - 2007 
Sabine Rose Gallery - Doylestown, PA ~ 2002 - 2004 
Beau Arts Gallery - Woodbury, CT ~ 2002-2003
Lakeshore Gallery - Bolton Landing, NY ~ 2002

Solo Exhibitions:
A World of Color - Wilton Library, Wilton, CT ~ 2013
The Loire to the Rhine: The Paintings of John Maurer - Barnstone Gallery in Phoenixville, PA ~ 2008

Group Exhibitions:
As Far As The Eye Can See: See the Landscape; Feel the Moment - Oct. 2010
That Was Then...This is Now: Side-by-Side Comparisons - Nov. 2009 
A Square Deal - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 2007 - present 
Paint the Town, Alla Prima Fine Art - St. Petersburg, FL ~ 2005, 2006 
Small Works Show, Alla Prima Fine Art - St. Petersburg, FL ~ Nov. 2005 - Jan. 2006
Winner’s Circle, Gallery North - Setauket, NY ~ Jan. 2004 - Mar. 2004
New Views, Beau Arts Gallery - Woodbury, CT ~ Jan. 2003 - Feb. 2003 

Selected Awards:
Top Ten Award - Mount Gretna OAS - Mount Gretna, PA, Aug. 2012, 2013
Top 10% - Uptown Art Festival - Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 2012
Award of Excellence, Purchase Award - Art in the Park - Winter Haven, FL, March 2010
Purchase Award - Portland Art Festival - Portland, ME, Aug. 2008 
Merit Award - Naples Invitational Art Festival - Naples, FL, Jan. 2008, 2009
Judges Choice Award - Mount Gretna Art Festival - Mount Gretna, PA, Aug. 2007
First Place Painting - Cantigny Sculpture and Fine Art Festival - Wheaton, IL, June 2006
First Place Painting - Mandarin Art Festival - Jacksonville, FL. April 2006
Second Place Painting - Springfest, Holmes Beach, FL.March 2005
Third Place Painting - Gallery North Outdoor Art Exhibit - Setauket, NY. Sept. 2004 
First Place Painting - Gallery North Outdoor Art Exhibit - Setauket, NY. Sept. 2003 
First Place Painting - Niantic Outdoor Art Show - Niantic, CT. July 2003. 
Second Place Painting - Gallery North Outdoor Art Exhibit - Setauket, NY. Sept. 2002 
Landscape Award, Spring 2001 and Third Place Painting, Fall 2002 
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York, NY. 

Artist Statement :
An early affinity with the French impressionists and expressionists continues to influence my work along with several contemporary artists whom I find inspiring. I try to approach each new work with a fresh eye for color, line and textural variation. My choice of tools is primarily the palette knife but this has grown to include a greater use of brushes and paper towels into the painting process as well as charcoal and pastel. The subject matter is unlimited as I continue to travel in search of fresh, inspiring views.

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