Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Original silver photographs by Mosier artist John Maher will be shown at the Lyle Hotel from Nov. 1 through Nov. 17.
Maher hand paints his silver chloride photographs with oil colors using glazing techniques developed during the Renaissance.
Maher says "My interest is in capturing that magic light and atmosphere that I love about the Pacific Northwest. I am especially fond of the visual impact of sky and land meeting water."
Maher has always lived near large bodies of water and his early enthusiasm for surfing and fishing has informed his artwork and made landscapes the focus of his art.
Drawing upon his many years experience working for commercial clients producing advertising and magazine illustration, Maher is enjoying the experience of producing personal work.
"My processes allow me to combine the wonderful attributes of both fine art photography and oil painting. I am finally able to explore the possibilities of fine art, black and white photography and the emotional impact of oil color at the same time."
Maher has published and exhibited work both locally and nationally and has been residing in the Mosier area for three years.
Penny and Jim Rutledge, invite interested parties to meet John Maher and his wife, Patricia Bozanich at the artist's reception at the Lyle Hotel on Friday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.