Meyer


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Meyer's original paintings are sometimes confused for reproductions, which is why the artist places his actual fingerprint in the image of each painting before he finishes it.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Maurice started his career and training in art at the age of ten, and his first works were hung in the local museum during a school exhibit. After his University studies and serving in the Air Force, he moved to Southern California, where he now lives with his wife and family. In California, Maurice began studies in seascape and landscape paintings which lead to his inimitable style using direct and indirect light to create natural luminescence that brings startling reality to the subjects he paints. Using techniques he has mastered over 50 years of experience painting with tiny brushes and strokes.

He varies his hues in seascapes by painting the ocean during three basic time periods the moon at night, during morning and afternoon, and at sunset when warmer hues are prevalent. After viewing the Rembrandts at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maurice was influenced by Rembrandt’s use of highlighting, contrasted by dark masses of complimentary hues. He is often referred to by critics and art dealers as the Rembrandt of seascapes. Maurice was heavily influenced by works of JMW Turner , and the early American artists Thomas Cole, Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt; and today, he is recognized as one of the country's leading artists working in that renowned Hudson River School pioneered by Cole, Durand, Bierstadt and others.

Collectors have commissioned Maurice to paint glowing seascapes of Hawaii, Cape Cod, The Pacific Northwest, Laguna Beach and Florida for many years.

Maurice's paintings are in public and private collections including those of Bob Hope and Efrem Zimbalist of the entertainment field, President Richard Nixon, the Governor of Guam, Trans Global Insurance Co., Dr. Michael Romney of Salt Lake City, Dr. John Sexton of La Habra, California and many others.
 

 
"A Day In Laguna Beach"
"Early Autumn in the Mountains"
"Golf at Pebble Beach"
"High Tide at Twilight"
"Island Breakers in the Surf"
"Morning at San Juan Mission"
"Night at the Beach"
"Pacific Islands Headlands"
"Sailing At Twilight"
"Summer Moon & Palms"
"Summer Twilight at the Beach"
"The Light House at Sunset"
"Wild Flowers and Sand Dunes"
"Wild Roses and Sand Dunes "
"Winter Sunset in the Rocky Mountains"